Charlie Morton threw his sixth straight start with 6+ innings and two or fewer runs. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Let's play a game of "Arbitrary Endpoints" to show just how good Charlie Morton has been lately. Today Morton went seven innings, giving up two runs, one earned to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. That marks the sixth straight start that Morton has gone six or more innings with two or fewer runs, dating back to August 7th. That's a 1.79 ERA in 40.1 innings of work.
To get an idea of how good and how consistent Morton's performance has been lately, here are the best six game stretches from all of the other starters in the rotation:
Francisco Liriano: 1.75 ERA in 36 innings from May 11th to June 7th. This included a start where Liriano ...
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