PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander Charlie Morton said after Sunday's 5-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds that he's trying to get back in sync. Morton, who is known for his sinker, didn't see much sink during his fourth outing of the season. During the 2011 season Morton allowed just six home runs over 171.2 innings -- the fewest amount allowed by all Major League pitchers with at least 110 innings pitched.
But so far this season, Morton has given up four. Two of them came from the Reds on Sunday. Both today were from right-handers. Morton allowed just one long ball to a right-hander during the 2011 season over 381 at-bats.
"I feel like I’ve gotten better in a lot of ways," Morton said. "I feel like I’m throwing more strikes. Walks are down. Pitching pretty well to lefties -- things that I...
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