Charlie Morton went three innings tonight in a rehab start with the Marauders.
Charlie Morton threw three innings in a rehab start tonight for the Bradenton Marauders, starting his journey back to the majors. Morton has been out since late May last year due to Tommy John surgery, and is now at-most 30-days away from returning to the big leagues. Morton gave up two runs on three hits tonight, walking none and striking out two. Two of the hits were hard hit balls, and resulted in both of the runs.
In the first inning, Morton hit Collin Walsh in the foot with one out. The next batter, Stephen Piscotty, the number ten prospect in the St. Louis system according to Baseball America, hit a double to the wall in left-center field. That brought in Walsh for the first run of the evening. Morton got out of the frame with a groundout and a strikeout swinging on a nice curveball.
Morton worked quickly in the second inning. He got a first pitch groundout to short on a sinker. He followed th...
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