Charlie Morton's return from Tommy John surgery in June has without a doubt been a shot in the arm of the Pirates' rotation, a group that has seen every single one of its starters from Opening Day spend time off the mound due to injury.

Since he made his first start of the season June 13 against the San Francisco Giants, Morton has been one of the most consistent starters for the Pirates. In a recent six-game stretch, Morton went 4-0 and pitched at least six innings in each outing while racking up Game Scores of 60-plus in four of the six outings.

Left-handed batters have posted a .317/.436/.445 line against Morton this season. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Overall, Morton is 7-4 for the Pirates with a 3.54 ERA and 3.72 FIP.

But last night's start against the Chicago Cubs brought...

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