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Charlie Morton started and pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits, three runs (all earned), and two walks while striking out four batters. It was a no-decision for him. He threw 94 pitches, 57 for strikes.
Right now, the Braves have three decent starters: Huascar Ynoa, Ian Anderson, and Max Fried. They signed Charlie Morton and Drew Smyly to provide stability to a young rotation and so far, that hasn't worked out. They do have Bryse Wilson and Kyle Wright as fill-in starters, but neither has shown much consistency, good consistency. The Braves will be in serious trouble if Morton doesn't quickly come around.
Charlie Morton pitched 2/3 of an inning Friday, allowing four hits, six runs (all unearned), and two walks while striking out one batter. He earned the loss and is now 2-2 on the year. He threw 36 pitches, 22 for strikes. His ERA stands at 4.98.
Morton was throwing strikes, but his location was poor and the Phillies just hit everything offered. The jury is still out on Morton as far as performance is concerned but he'll get the benefit of the doubt given his history.
Charlie Morton pitched 5 1/3 innings against the Blue Jays Saturday, allowing five hits, four runs (all earned), and two walks while striking out six batters. It was a no-decision for him. He threw 98 pitches, 60 for strikes.
If Morton is unable to get on track the Braves will be in serious trouble this year. They can replace the woeful Drew Smyly but they have nobody to take Morton's place so it's imperative that Morton starts producing good pitching but that doesn't appear to be happening. He's terribly inefficient and can't seem to miss many bats or throw strikes after going through the opposing batting order once. Yikes. He carries a 5.08 ERA into the next start.
Charlie Morton pitched 5 1/3 innings against the Cubs Monday night, allowing four hits, five runs (all earned), and three walks while striking out six batters. He earned his second win of the year, his record is now 2-1. He threw 89 pitches, 53 for strikes.
Morton will get you a few wins this year, simply because of the Braves' offense. He's just not efficient enough to garner many quality starts, though. Perhaps that will change as the year goes forward.
Charlie Morton pitched six innings against the Yankees Tuesday, allowing three hits, one run (earned), and two walks while striking out six batters. It was a no-decision for him although he did earn a quality start. He threw 99 pitches, 64 for strikes.
This was Morton's strongest start of the year although he remains inefficient as evidenced by the high pitch count. Hopefully, as he continues to improve he will be able to earn more quality starts and a few wins for his fantasy managers. In most starts, he'll get more than enough run support to be successful.