Game Recaps

Morton Progresses in Bucs Loss, Plans to Start Season In Discussion

Morton Progresses in Bucs Loss, Plans to Start Season In Discussion

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 6-4, to the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park on Wednesday night.

Right-hander Charlie Morton made his fourth official start of the spring during Grapefruit League action. Overall, Morton allowed six runs on eight hits with two strikeouts over five innings. Morton threw 75 pitches.

"That’s the good side of it. I did throw five innings," Morton said.

"I want to get as many innings in as I can. I felt good the first three, then I just kind of got out of sync…On the mound, I got to be able to make those adjustments to make my pitches. And I didn’t."

Elliot Johnson started the third inning with a double over the head of Jose Tabata in right. After advancing to third on a ground out, Ben Zobrist drove Johnson in with a RBI gr...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

More in Game Recaps

Gregory Polanco

Polanco Debuts to Warm Reception, Lukewarm Start

James SantelliJune 11, 2014
PNC Park Fireworks

Pirates Take 2-1 Lead Over Cardinals: Five Key Moments From Tonight’s Win

Tim WilliamsOctober 6, 2013
1380127_557902740931642_549484123_n

Pirates Beat the Cardinals 7-1 to Even the Series

James SantelliOctober 4, 2013
Andrew McCutchen

Nothing Goes Right For the Pirates As They Drop Game One 9-1

Tim WilliamsOctober 3, 2013
Russell Martin

The Pirates Bought a Wild Card Win Against the Reds

Tim WilliamsOctober 2, 2013
Brandon Cumpton could be one of the top depth options for the Pirates next year. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

The 94th Win Providing Some Questions For Next Year

Tim WilliamsSeptember 29, 2013

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects