Charlie Morton always seems like the unluckiest pitcher on the staff.
Last night Jeff Locke put 13 batters on base. Only one of those batters scored.
Tonight Charlie Morton put 9 batters on base. Four of those batters scored.
Locke was bailed out by his defense and balls being hit to the right spot. Starling Marte threw out a runner at home. With the bases loaded and one out a liner was hit directly to Gaby Sanchez who had shifted away from the first base bag. That prevented two runs from scoring, while putting runners at first and third with one out.
Tonight Morton was the opposite. He didn't get help from his fielders, with a few errors that led to some additional runs. He didn't get the benefit of fortunate positioning, as a few balls either found their way through a hole, o...
To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail email@example.com.