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Braves RHP Charlie Morton suffered a broken right fibula in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night. He'll miss the remainder of the postseason.
X-rays revealed the fracture after Morton departed in the third inning. Morton took a comebacker off his leg, which did the damage. He had thrown 2 1/3 scoreless innings before departing. The Braves announced that he's expected to be ready for Spring Training in 2022.
Braves RHP Charlie Morton will start Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
Morton could be just what the Braves need to steal a win on the road in the opening game of the World Series in Houston on Tuesday night. The only thing missing from Morton’s three starts in the 2021 postseason has been run support. He has done his part to keep opposing hitters in check, striking out 19 and holding opposing hitters to a .192 batting average in 14.1 innings pitched this postseason.
The Atlanta Braves are considering starting Charlie Morton in Game 3 of the NLCS rather than Game 2. This would push Ian Anderson up to Game 2 for Atlanta.
The Braves might be considering giving him an extra day due to Morton starting Game 4 vs the Brewers on short rest. Morton gave up four earned runs through 9 1/3 innings in the NLDS.
Charlie Morton pitched seven shutout innings against the Phillies Tuesday, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out 10. The Braves bullpen secured a 2-1 victory, and Morton earned the win and a quality start, his record improving to 14-6 on the year. He threw 101 pitches, 61 for strikes, and carries a 3.39 ERA.
It was only fitting that Morton took the mound in Game 1 of this three-game series, a crucial series that will likely determine the NL East champion. Morton has simply been the overall steadiest starter for the team this year, and he came through tonight big time. He's had 14 starts since the break, and 10 of those have been quality starts.
Charlie Morton pitched six innings against the Diamondbacks Thursday, allowing five hits, three runs (all earned), and two walks while striking out eight batters. The start was a no-decision for him, but he did earn a quality start. Morton threw 96 pitches, 65 for strikes, and carries a 3.53 ERA.
Morton has been the Braves ace this year and will return next year. He's been a steady hand in a rotation that has seen some changes this year and it's hard to imagine a pennant race happening without him this year.