Charlie Morton

#50 SP / Atlanta Braves / EXP: 12YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 235 lb Age: 37 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    Braves' Charlie Morton: Fans eight in no-decision

    Charlie Morton allowed three runs on five hits and two walks over six innings Thursday against Arizona. He also had eight strikeouts but did not factor in the decision.The 37-year-old limited the Diamondbacks to a single run through six innings but finally ran into trouble in the seventh, allowing consecutive base hits to open the frame before reliever Jacob Webb served up a three-run homer to Carson Kelly. Still, the end result was Morton's fourth quality start in his last five outings, and his best strikeout total in four September appearances. Morton, who is 13-6 with a 3.53 ERA and 203 strikeouts in 176 innings this season, is slated to face Philadelphia at home next Wednesday.

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    Braves' Charlie Morton: Saddled with loss

    Charlie Morton (13-6) took the loss in Saturday's 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Giants, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks with three strikeouts in five innings.Morton pitched OK Saturday but was stuck with the loss as Atlanta failed to score on the night. He didn't have his usual stuff, logging his lowest strikeout total since June 11 and most walks since July 22. The 37-year-old lines up to face the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

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    Braves' Charlie Morton: Settles for no-decision Saturday

    Charlie Morton pitched seven innings against Miami on Saturday, allowing three runs on six hits and no walks while striking out seven. He did not factor in the decision.Things looked bleak for the veteran hurler early on, as Miami tagged him for three runs through two innings. However, Morton rebounded by holding the Marlins to just two hits and no runs the rest of the way. The right-hander tossed 64 of 91 pitches for strikes and gave Atlanta seven innings for the second straight outing. He'll carry a 3.49 ERA into his next start, which is expected to come in San Francisco next weekend.

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    Braves' Charlie Morton: Reaches extension with Atlanta

    Charlie Morton signed a one-year, $20 million contract extension with Atlanta on Monday.Morton is slated to spend at least one more season in Atlanta, and his deal includes a $20 million club option for the 2023 campaign. The 37-year-old sputtered to a 5.08 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 39 innings across his first eight starts of the season, but he's turned things around recently with a 2.79 ERA and 40:7 K:BB in 29 innings across his last five appearances.

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    Braves' Charlie Morton: Tosses seven strong innings

    Charlie Morton (13-5) allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out four over seven innings to earn the win over the Rockies on Sunday.Morton was dominant once again, posting his 12th quality start in 15 outings since June 17. The only two hits the 37-year-old gave up were to Raimel Tapia, who led off the fourth with a triple before scoring to put the Rockies on the board. Morton later gave up a second run in the seventh after issuing a leadoff walk and eventually allowing the runner to score on a sacrifice fly. His four strikeouts were the lowest total he's had since June 11 but he was still able to generate 14 whiffs. He now sits at a 3.47 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 185:51 K:BB over 158 innings and lines up to face the Marlins at home next weekend.

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    Braves' Charlie Morton: Fans eight in quality start

    Charlie Morton didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers, allowing one run on three hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in six innings.Morton had his best stuff working Tuesday, retiring nine of the first 10 Dodgers he faced before surrendering a Mookie Betts solo home run as the only blemish. The 37-year-old departed with the lead after the sixth inning, but Atlanta's bullpen was unable to deliver Morton his 13th win. He concludes August with a 2-2 record despite a low 3.09 ERA in six starts.

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    Braves' Charlie Morton: Strikes out nine in loss

    Charlie Morton (12-5) allowed four runs on six hits with nine strikeouts through five innings, taking the loss in Tuesday's 5-4 defeat to the Yankees.The strikeouts keep piling up for Morton, but this wasn't one of his masterful outings. Entering play, the 37-year-old hadn't given up a homer since Aug. 1. That streak ended when Giancarlo Stanton went yard in the second, followed by DJ LeMahieu in the fifth. Morton did still find the strike zone with over 70 percent of his pitches, but the four runs allowed won't be doing his ERA any favors nor will his next assignment, as it will likely come against the Dodgers early next week.

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    Braves' Charlie Morton: Glides to 12th win

    Charlie Morton improved to 12-4 after limiting the Marlins to two runs while striking out nine over six innings Wednesday in Atlanta's 11-9 victory. He scattered three hits and a walk in the 89-pitch start.The final outcome doesn't properly illustrate how dominant Morton was in one of his better outings of the season. He held the Marlins hitless through 4.1 innings, and he probably could have worked into the seventh if Atlanta didn't already hold a commanding 7-2 lead at the time of his departure. After a rocky start to the season, Morton has settled in nicely as Atlanta's ace since about mid-June. Over his last 12 starts, Morton has gone 7-1 with a 2.55 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 10.8 K/9.

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    Braves' Charlie Morton: Returns to win column

    Charlie Morton (11-4) allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven in six innings to earn the win over the Nationals on Friday.Morton got off to a shaky start following a lengthy rain delay Friday, as he gave up a double and a pair of singles to begin the bottom of the first inning. He then allowed a sacrifice fly before coaxing a double play to end the inning. The right-hander was forced to settle for a loss and a no-decision in his last two starts, but across his first three outings in August, Morton has posted a 2.00 ERA and 0.89 WHIP in 18 innings. He tentatively lines up to make his next start on the road against Miami on Wednesday.

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    Braves' Charlie Morton: Dominates but takes no-decision

    Charlie Morton did not factor in the decision against Washington on Saturday despite pitching six scoreless innings during which he gave up three hits and two walks while striking out seven.The Nationals struggled to figure out Morton throughout his six frames, as they managed only three hits against him. When the right-hander got himself in trouble by allowing two walks and a single in the sixth, he responded by striking out the side to keep Washington off the scoreboard. The dominant outing put Morton in line for his 11th win of the season, but typically steady closer Will Smith couldn't shut the door in the ninth. Morton continues to perform well in his age-37 campaign, posting a 3.52 ERA and 148:44 K:BB across 128 innings. His next start will likely come in a rematch versus the Nationals next Friday.

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