All posts tagged "Charlie Morton"

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    The Glass is Half Empty in Pittsburgh

    Alvarez is off to a slow start this year, which has Pirates fans worried. Who would have guessed that in his first three starts of the season, Charlie Morton would have a 1.64 ERA in 22 innings?  Who would have guessed he would have a complete game one run outing on the...

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    Game 13 Recap: Morton Goes the Distance in Bucs Win

    A solo blast from Jones started the scoring. The Toothpick Factory resembled the Lumber Company of old. The Pirates jumped on former Bucco Bronson Arroyo with both feet. Arroyo scattered twelve outs among nine hits and two walks. The Pirates got to him for five tallies. On the flip side, Charlie Morton...

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    Game 9: Wigginton Haunts Old Team in 8th

    Doumit had a big day but it wasn't enough. Ty Wigginton is the answer to a pretty good trivia question: Who is the player the Pirates acquired for Kris Benson while apparently passing on Ryan Howard? Pittsburgh also got Jose Bautista in that deal. Both players went on to much greater success...

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    Taking a Look at Morton’s Pitch Location

    Photo: Dave Arrigo Obviously, Charlie Morton leaned heavily on his sinker last night in St. Louis. According to Brooks Baseball, 68 of his 94 pitches were sinkers (Brooks officially labels them as two-seam fastballs). The pitch was effective, with 15 of 18 balls in play ending up on the ground. The Cardinals...

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    Game 4 Recap: Bucs Bunch Runs and Hold On

    Morton had a great outing in his 2011 debut, allowing one run in six innings. 79 wins and counting to reach a season above .500 for the first time since before I even began dating my wife of 16 years. I don't blame her for the dry spell. Though sometimes I wonder...

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    Early Look at the 2012 Payroll

    Earlier this week the 2011 40-man roster and payroll page was updated, giving the estimated payroll for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011, based off of the Opening Day roster.  A lot can, and will, change between now and the end of the 2011 regular season, so that payroll figure is far from...

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    Update On Players Who Are Out Of Options

     Morton is one of a few players who would have to be designated for assignment if he didn't make the Opening Day roster. With a handful of players who are both on the bubble and out of options, the Pirates will be facing some tough roster decisions at the end of...

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    Has Charlie Morton Won the 5th Starter Job?

    Has Morton already won the 5th starter role? Coming in to the Spring, the Pittsburgh Pirates had a battle for the 5th starter role between Charlie Morton, Scott Olsen, and Brad Lincoln.  The battle was largely seen to be between Morton and Olsen, with Lincoln destined to return to AAA to work...

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    Huntington on Doumit, Olsen, Rodriguez

    Rob Biertempfel has some updates from General Manager Neal Huntington: The trade market for Doumit has died down. -Trade talks for Ryan Doumit have died down, according to Huntington.  He did mention that things usually pick back up the first few weeks of the season.  I think it's pretty much a guarantee...

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    2011 Spring Training Battles: Bullpen

    Hanrahan could be announced as the closer this week. Yesterday I reviewed the battle for the fifth starter spot, noting that I saw it as a battle between Charlie Morton and Scott Olsen.  As reader "BLZR" pointed out in the comments, that's pretty much the approach the Pirates will be taking this...

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