Tag: Charlie Morton

Williams: What Can the Pirates Learn From Gerrit Cole and Charlie...

It’s hard to ignore what’s going on in Houston right now with former Pirates pitchers Gerrit Cole and Charlie Morton. Morton joined the Astros last year, and so far has combined to put up a 3.33 ERA and a 3.45 xFIP in 164.2 innings. He’s getting there with a 10.28 K/9 and a 3.06 BB/9. […]
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Making Sense of the Recent Moves by the Pirates

At the end of the Winter Meetings, the Pirates made a move that signaled several other future moves. They dealt Charlie Morton for David Whitehead, which was a deal that looked to be a salary dump. It’s not that Whitehead had zero value as a prospect, but he’s a prospect who doesn’t stand out in […]
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Huntington on Morton, Niese, Hanson, Taillon, Melancon, Nicasio, Goebbert, Cubs

Neal Huntington met with the media today at PirateFest, including our own Sean McCool, and discussed a lot of off-season topics, including today’s trade of Charlie Morton. The Pirates traded Morton for David Whitehead, who Huntington described as a big, physical right-hander who puts the ball on the ground and has the makings of a curveball […]
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Pirates Trade Charlie Morton to the Phillies

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton to the Philadelphia Phillies for right-handed pitcher David Whitehead, according to a Phillies press release. The Pirates have also announced the deal. Whitehead was the 34th round pick in 2013 and pitched in High-A last year at the age of 23, putting up a 4.44 ERA in […]
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2015 Rotation Recap: Injuries Pushed the Arrival of the Prospects Back...

On the surface, it appeared the Pirates did a great job of keeping their rotation healthy this year. **Gerrit Cole pitched a career high 208 innings during the regular season, plus his Wild Card appearance. **Francisco Liriano pitched 186.2 innings, which fell just shy of his career best of 191.2 innings in 2010, while his […]
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Pirates Lose Divisional Race, While Questions Loom for Charlie Morton

PITTSBURGH — St. Louis jumped on Charlie Morton early, and Tyler Lyons stymied the Pirates’ offense as the Cardinals trounced the Pirates 11-1, earning a split of today’s day-night double-header and clinching the NL Central division title. The Pirates’ loss likely assured them of their third straight second-place finish. The Cardinals’ offense needed little time […]
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Pirates Lose Series To Cubs In What Was a Tough Day...

PITTSBURGH – It was a lousy all around day for the Pirates at PNC Park this afternoon, as the Cubs defeated the Pirates 9-6, their third win of the four game set. This cut the Pirates lead for the top Wild Card spot down to just two games. Charlie Morton struggled, the Pirates continued to display […]
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Pirates Loss to Cardinals a Microcosm of the Season For Both...

ST. LOUIS — Heading into this series between the Pirates and the Cardinals, I wrote that the Pirates had to sweep the Cardinals to keep their division hopes alive. A sweep would have put them 3.5 games out in the NL Central, with three more games remaining against St. Louis. Anything less puts them at […]
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Fourth Inning Haunts Morton As Rockies Shutout Pirates 5-0

PITTSBURGH – It was déjà vu all over again for Charlie Morton The Colorado Rockies salvaged the final game of the three-game set, cruising to a decisive 5-0 victory against Morton and the Pirates. Morton’s inconsistencies, not just start-to-start but even inning-to-inning, continued to be puzzling this afternoon. In his start against the Marlins on […]
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The Key to Charlie Morton Having Success Against Left-Handers

MIAMI — On paper, the Pirates had a good plan tonight. They loaded their lineup with guys who have fared well against left-handers, while going up against a lefty starter. The infield had several guys who also doubled as good defensive options at their position, which made sense with Charlie Morton on the mound. And […]
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