Charlie Morton made his first rehab appearance for the Pirates Double-A affiliate Altoona Curve tonight since being placed on the 15 day Disabled List with a sports hernia.
His night ended after four innings, during which he gave up four hits, two earned runs, walked one batter and struck out six. He also induced six ground ball outs. All of his outs were recorded by way of a ground out or a strike out. He threw 73 pitches, 49 for strikes.
“My speed was okay, I thought the movement was good on my sinker. Changeup was really good, and my curveball was okay. I made a couple of good pitches with it, and I threw a couple that I didn’t really know where they were going. My off-speed stuff was there and the movement on my sinker was there,” Morton said after his outing was completed.
Morton says he felt “about as good as I expected to,” but is not sure what the future holds for him the rest of the season.
“I’m not sure what the plan is. I know the minor league season is over on [...