All posts tagged "Charlie Morton"

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    Revisiting the Nate McLouth trade

    I understand why the Nate McLouth trade incensed many Pirate fans. McLouth was a quality player...

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    Charlie Morton's ground ball rate

    Dan Budreika took a look at Charlie Morton on RotoGraphs today. The portion that stuck out to me was this paragraph regarding Morton’s ground ball tendencies. Morton’s strong ground ball rates have translated to the big leagues as well. During his rough go round in Atlanta he still had a 50% ground...

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    Rodriguez Tosses Complete Game Shutout

    Wandy Rodriguez allowed just five hits in throwing his second shutout of his career. The Pirates collected five singles and failed to advance a runner beyond second base. Rodriguez walked one and faced just four over the minimum as Houston executed a pair of double plays. Houston hit Charlie Morton for a...

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    Morton Sharp as Offense Picks Up

    Charlie Morton tossed six shutout innings to earn his first win as a Pirate, allowing one single and four walks. The Pirates offense gave him seven runs of support, which was nearly eventually needed as Florida scored four times late off the Pittsburgh bullpen. Brandon Moss and Ramon Vazquez both homered and knocked...

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    Greinke Prevents Sweep

    Zach Greinke was once again tough, allowing just two runs - split apart by an hour long rain delay - in 6-1/3 innings of work. The Bucs were trailing 2-0 heading into the bottom of the 7th. Adam LaRoche singled and after Andy LaRoche tripled him in, play was stopped. Jamey Wright...

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    Karstens is the Hero in Relief

    Jeff Karstens was yanked from the rotation favor of newly acquired Charlie Morton. Hamstring issues forced Morton from the game after just one inning. In stepped Karstens and he allowed just one run in 4-2/3 to earn the win. Pirate offense was once again scarce. Adam LaRoche drove in a run with...

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