Morgan surrendered two runs, both of them coming on homers. Other than the two bombs he allowed, Morgan had a solid second start, going seven innings, giving up five hits, walking two batters and striking out five.
Morgan now has a 2.13 ERA and has struck out 11 batters while walking four combined in both of his starts.
Morgan's victory was his first at any level since August 6, 2013 with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
"I was more anxious and excited to see how my stuff played," Morgan said, per MLB.com. "Asking these guys some first-time advice about their debuts, and they're like, 'Don't look up.' [Cameron] Rupp did a good job just telling me, 'Just me and you catching.' That's what I did. I didn't look up and played the game of baseball."
Morgan went 5 2/3 innings and gave up one run on six hits. He walked two and struck out six, surrendering one home run.
Morgan was the first Phillies starter to pitch more than five innings and allow fewer than three runs since June 14. He's the first to earn a win since May 23.
"Morgan really stepped up with the opportunity and was outstanding," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "A lot of composure out there, good stuff, good control, mixed his pitches against a very good offensive lineup. For his debut, to face them and do the job he did, he was terrific."
The team still hasn't announced its starter for the next time the spot comes up in the rotation.
The 2011 third-round pick is 0-6 with a 4.74 ERA in 13 starts for Lehigh Valley. He is 13-28 with a 3.53 ERA in 69 career outings (68 starts) in the minors.
"He's been throwing well," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said, per MLB.com. "I think it will be good to add a left-hander in the mix here, and he's been doing a good job. He's done well. Saw him in the spring with what he had, so I'm anxious to see him."
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