Charlie Morton to Start Tomorrow

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled pitcher Charlie Morton to make the start in tomorrow’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, marking the return to the majors for Morton, who was sent down on July 2nd.  Morton really struggled this year, with a 9.35 ERA in 43.1 innings over ten starts in the majors.  Morton was placed on the disabled list in June, and didn’t do so well in his rehab work in the minors, with a 4.50 ERA in...

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Ohlendorf to the DL, Burres Called Up

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf on the 15-day disabled list and have called up Brian Burres to take Ohlendorf’s place.  That’s somewhat of a surprise, as a lot of people expected Charlie Morton to get the call.  Morton has a 1.50 ERA in four starts in August, spanning 24 innings, with a 17:9 K/BB ratio and a .200 BAA. Burres hasn’t been that bad, with a 4.26 ERA in 44.1 innings...

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Karstens Scratched, Ohlendorf Could Be Done For Season

Two big blows to the rotation as two of the best performing starters this year are dealing with injuries… -After exiting in the first inning after facing two batters, Ross Ohlendorf was diagnosed with a strained left muscle behind his left shoulder, and could be done for the year.  There’s a chance that Ohlendorf could return by the end of the season. -Jeff Karstens will miss his start tomorrow due to arm fatigue, and will...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/1

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis lost 11-6 to Norfolk.  Charlie Morton pitched six innings, allowing three runs, one earned, on three hits, with six walks and two strikeouts.  Travis Chick pitched an inning, allowing three runs on four hits.  Daniel Moskos allowed five runs on four hits in an inning of work, with two homers allowed. Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a homer, his 19th of the year, and two RBIs.  Mitch...

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Tides Storm Back For 11-6 Victory Over Tribe

TIDES STORM BACK FOR 11-6 VICTORY OVER TRIBE Former Indians’ OF Salazar Launches Game-Winning Home Run NORFOLK, Va. — Former Tribe outfielder Jeff Salazar snapped a 6-6 tie with a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Norfolk Tides scored 11 runs over the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to defeat the Indianapolis Indians 11-6 on Sunday night at Harbor Park. The loss drops the Indians’ record to...

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