All posts tagged "Charlie Morton"

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Starting Pitchers

    The Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff was strong for the first four months of the season, but saw a drop off in the months of August and September, as the team fell out of the playoff hunt. During April (combined 2.78 ERA) and May (3.71), the pitching kept the Pirates in games while...

  • Analysis
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Off-Season Contract Issues and Projections

    The Pirates are going to have an interesting arbitration class this offseason. Several players -- Garrett Jones, James McDonald, Neil Walker -- could all stand to get pretty heavy pay raises, while pitchers Joel Hanrahan and Jeff Karstens, both third time eligible, could serve as off-season trade chips. The Pirates also have...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Evolution of Jeff Locke; Reinforcements on the Horizon

    The Jeff Locke on the mound this September compared to this time last year is a different pitcher. With more experience not only at the Major League level, but also at the Triple-A level as well, Locke is more confident this season.  The left-hander incorporated a new turn in his delivery during spring training, and...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: A Bad Week All Around For the Pirates Rotation

    The Pittsburgh Pirates flew into Baltimore tied for first place with the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Central. They were on a four-game winning streak, a sweep of the Kansas City Royals, and a season-high five games over .500. The Bucs headed into their 60th game of the season on Tuesday with a 32-27...

  • Injury Updates
    Charlie Morton Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

    Right-hander Charlie Morton underwent surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow today. The surgery, most commonly known as Tommy John, was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, FL. The recovery period for this type of surgery is typically 12-18 months. Chris Mueller of 93.7 the fan was the first to...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: June 3

    Two Pittsburgh Pirates trades made on this date, 103 years apart but with similar results for the team that was giving up the veteran in exchange for the prospects. John Fredland in his Jolly Roger Rewind, covers a brilliant pitching performance from the 1988 season. The Trades On this date in 2009,...

  • Analysis
    Morton Not the Same Pitcher, and Now on the DL

    Morton was placed on the disabled list today. Right-hander Charlie Morton hasn't been the same pitcher this season that Pittsburgh saw in 2011, when he posted a career-best 3.83 ERA over a team-leading 171.2 innings. Morton entered the 2012 season having come off offseason surgery on his left hip to repair a labrum...

  • Injury Updates
    Charlie Morton to DL, Juan Cruz Reinstated

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made two roster moves today, reinstating relief pitcher Juan Cruz, and placing Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list. Cruz was on the restricted list, dealing with some personal business in the Dominican Republic. He was expected to return for the weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Morton has...

  • Injury Updates
    Pirates Notebook: Morton Not in the Same Place as Last Year

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander Charlie Morton has been struggling with leaving the ball up during the month of May. After posting a 2.65 ERA over his first three starts in April, Morton has a posted a 5.70 ERA after his eighth start of the season on Tuesday at PNC Park against Cincinnati. "There were...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Options to Spark Offense Could Be Internal

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates entered game action on Wednesday just three games under .500 and four games back in the National League Central Division. What’s kept the club afloat this season has been off the mound. The pitching continues to be solid from the starters to the relievers. However, the...

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