Charlie Morton

#50 SP / Houston Astros / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 220 lb Age: 34 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Astros' Charlie Morton: Stays undefeated against Cleveland

      Charlie Morton (6-0) held Cleveland to one run on four hits and a walk with eight strikeouts through seven innings to pick up the win Friday night.Morton was characteristically efficient, as he needed just 97 pitches to get through seven innings and lower his ERA to a stellar 1.94. He improved his K:BB to 70:18 and has allowed more than three runs in a start just once all season long. The money pitch for Morton was the curveball, which induced seven swinging strikes on just 30 offerings. That pitch has been nasty all season. Entering Friday, Morton's 56.7 percent whiff-per-swing rate on his curveball was best in the majors. Expect him to ride that pitch all year long, including his next time out Thursday night, when he'll get another shot at Cleveland.

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      Astros' Charlie Morton: Whiffs career-high 14 in Saturday's win

      Charlie Morton (5-0) picked up the win over the Rangers on Saturday, giving up one run on four hits over seven innings while striking out a career-high 14.Aside from a Ronald Guzman solo shot in the third inning, Morton completely dominated the Rangers lineup, generating 23 swinging strikes among his 105 pitches. The right-hander will take a 2.03 ERA and eye-popping 62:17 K:BB through 48.2 innings into his next outing Friday at home against Cleveland.

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      Astros' Charlie Morton: Struggles to throw strikes

      Charlie Morton allowed three earned runs on three hits while walking four and striking out three across five innings Saturday against the Diamondbacks. He did not factor into the decision.Morton got off to a wild start Saturday, walking four of the first six batters he faced, but he escaped the inning having allowed only one earned run. He then settled in until the fifth inning, when he gave up a double to pitcher Zack Greinke, who was driven in by the next batter. This was one of Morton's worst starts of the season, which speaks to how well he has pitched through his first seven outings. He'll look to bounce back in his next opportunity, which should come against the Rangers.

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      Astros' Charlie Morton: Dominates Yankees for fourth win

      Charlie Morton (4-0) held the Yankees to just one run on two hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts through 7.2 innings to pick up the win Monday night.Morton proved his last time out against the Angels (four innings pitched, four runs allowed on two home runs) was just a hiccup, as he recorded his fifth quality start in six outings. It wasn't until the Yankees pushed up Morton's pitch count over 100 and the Houston Astros were forced to go to the bullpen that New York could scratch a run across thanks to a Brett Gardner single off Chris Devenski in the eighth inning. Morton reached double-digit strikeouts for the second time this season and now has 45 in just 36.2 innings. He will look to keep his hot start going Saturday on the road against the Diamondbacks.

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      Astros' Charlie Morton: Taken deep twice Tuesday

      Charlie Morton allowed four runs on five hits and five walks while striking out two over four innings in Tuesday's loss to the Angels. He did not factor into the decision.Morton carried a 0.72 ERA into Tuesday's outing, so he certainly can be forgiven for a bit of a slip up. He struggled a bit with command and only induced four swings and misses en route to season-worst outputs in runs, walks, strikeouts and innings pitched. Morton's looked so locked in in every other start this year, so there's little reason to think Tuesday's showing was anything more than a blip on the radar against a tough opponent. He's slated to take on another potent offense his next time out, Monday against the Yankees.

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      Astros' Charlie Morton: Has another strong outing

      Charlie Morton (3-0) allowed three hits while walking none and striking out eight across seven scoreless innings to earn the win Thursday against the Mariners.Morton continued his excellent start to the season, dominating the Mariners on Thursday by generating 13 swinging strikes and nine ground balls. Through four starts, Morton has three scoreless outings of at least six innings and struck out more than 10 batters per nine innings. His velocity remains in line with last season, leaving little reason to doubt that Morton will continue to produce quality results.

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      Astros' Charlie Morton: Done in by own bullpen

      Charlie Morton allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out 12 in Saturday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to Texas.Morton deserved better than a no-decision. He gave up his first earned runs of the season, but left with a three-run lead after tying his career high in strikeouts and headed to a predictable win over the downtrodden Rangers, but then the bullpen happened. Brad Peacock's slider fooled no one, as the Rangers bashed two eighth-inning home runs to tie the game and prevented Morton from opening the season 3-0. Morton carries a 1.00 ERA into his next start Thursday on the road in Seattle.

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      Astros' Charlie Morton: Shuts down San Diego

      Charlie Morton (2-0) allowed one unearned run on four hits and three walks while striking out seven over six innings in Sunday's 4-1 win over San Diego.Morton has come out of the gate showing no signs of let up from his 14-win campaign in 2017. He hasn't allowed an earned run in two starts while striking out 13 and inducing 16 groundball outs over 12 innings. "Ground Chuck" lived up to his nickname in the fifth when, with the score tied and a man on third base, he induced a groundball from slugger Eric Hosmer to get out of the jam. His next start is Friday at home against the Rangers, who rank 24th in OPS (.656) after Sunday's action.

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      Astros' Charlie Morton: Picks up win against Orioles

      Charlie Morton (1-0) picked up the win in Houston's 6-1 victory over Baltimore on Monday, striking out six, walking two and scattering just three hits over six shutout innings.Morton looked filthy in his first start of the season, generating 17 swings-and-misses and seeing his fastball top out at 98.6 MPH on his way to the victory. The 34-year-old right-hander is coming off a solid 2017 campaign that saw him log a 3.46 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP and strike out 163 batters in 146.2 innings. If he can match or improve upon those numbers this season, Morton figures to have a secure spot in the rotation on an absolutely loaded Houston Astros pitching staff.

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      Astros' Charlie Morton: Shakes off bad outing

      Charlie Morton allowed one hit and struck out eight over 5.1 scoreless innings in Tuesday's exhibition game against the Brewers.Morton's previous outing was one to forget, but he bounced back with panache Tuesday. After he allowed a first-inning single -- a baserunner wiped out with a double-play -- no Brewer reached base safely against Morton. Other than the aforementioned poor outing, the 34-year-old right-hander had a very encouraging spring, hinting that last season's breakthrough was no outlier.

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