Morton (9-3) allowed two earned runs on four hits and four walks while striking out eight across six innings to earn the win Thursday against the Phillies.
Morton was given plenty of run support early, as Atlanta was up by six runs by the end of the fourth inning. He took advantage and was shutting out the Phillies until the seventh inning, when he surrendered a triple, double and walk prior to being pulled. Morton has been excellent in seven starts since June 17, as he's worked at least six innings in all but one outing while posting a 2.40 ERA and striking out 55 across 45 frames.
Morton is no longer slated to start Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against San Diego.
Bryse Wilson will take the ball for Wednesday's nightcap instead. Per David O'Brien of The Athletic, Morton will now start Thursday against the Phillies.
Morton allowed three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out eight over six innings Friday against the Rays. He did not factor into the decision.
Morton allowed a pair of runs in the second inning and then later was taken yard by Ji-Man Choi. The 37-year-old righty still managed to post a quality start against his former team and recorded at least seven strikeouts for a sixth straight start. He now owns a 3.69 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 122:36 K:BB over 105 innings and is tentatively lined up to take the mound next week against the Padres.
Morton (8-3) picked up the win in Friday's 5-0 victory over the Marlins, scattering two hits and two walks over seven scoreless innings. He struck out seven.
In arguably his best start of the season, Morton fired 59 of 95 pitches for strikes while not allowing a runner to get past second base. The veteran right-hander has eight quality starts on the year, including four in his last five outings, and he'll carry a 3.64 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 114:33 K:BB through 99 innings into the All-Star break.
Morton allowed four runs on five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in 5.1 innings versus Miami on Sunday. He did not factor in the decision.
The right-hander was on track for a quality start before he gave up a three-run home run to Adam Duvall in the sixth inning. Atlanta rallied from behind in the bottom of the ninth to spare Morton from the loss. The 37-year-old owns a 3.91 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 107:31 K:BB across 92 innings this year. His last start before the All-Star break is expected to be a rematch in Miami during next weekend's series.
Morton allowed three earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out seven across six innings Tuesday against the Mets. He did not factor into the decision.
Morton held the Mets scoreless through six innings, but he opened the seventh inning by allowing a single, a walk and then a three-run home run to spoil his otherwise stellar outing. Despite the disappointing conclusion, Morton continued his strong form of late, as he's still surrendered only three earned runs across his last three starts (20.2 innings). Overall, Morton has a 3.74 ERA with a 100:29 K:BB across 86.2 frames.
Morton (7-3) picked up the win in Tuesday's 3-0 victory over the Mets, allowing only one hit and two walks over seven scoreless innings. He struck out 11.
The right-hander seems to have figured things out, as Morton fanned double-digit batters for the first time all season while delivering his second straight shutout effort of seven innings or more and sixth quality start of the year. He's also won five of his last six trips to the mound, posting a 2.52 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 41:12 K:BB through 35.2 innings over that red-hot stretch.
Morton (6-3) fired 7.2 scoreless innings and allowed three hits and zero walks while striking out seven to earn the win over the Cardinals on Thursday.
Morton had his best start of the season Thursday, as it was his first scoreless outing of the year. In addition, it was his deepest start and only the second time he didn't issue any walks. The 37-year-old has a 4.03 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP with 82 strikeouts in 73.2 innings. His next start tentatively lines up for Tuesday against the Mets.
Morton (5-3) yielded four runs on four hits and four walks over four innings Friday, striking out three and taking a loss against the Marlins.
Morton had allowed just one run through three innings before coughing up RBI base hits to Jon Berti and Jazz Chisholm in the fourth. He threw just 48 of 84 pitches for strikes and snapped his three-game winning streak. The veteran right-hander now owns a 4.50 ERA through 66 innings this season. Morton is projected to face the Cardinals at home next week.
Morton (5-2) allowed four runs (two earned) on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts in five innings, earning the win Saturday versus the Dodgers.
Atlanta's defense was directly responsible for two of the four runs on Morton's line, which likely played a part in a somewhat short outing. Despite the inefficiency, he's now won three straight starts. The right-hander owns a 4.21 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 72:22 K:BB in 62 innings across 12 starts. He lines up for his next start in Miami during next weekend's series.
Morton (4-2) allowed three runs on six hits and three walks with six strikeouts in five innings to earn the win Monday versus Washington.
Morton had a shaky fourth inning -- he gave up a two-run home run to Josh Bell and an RBI single to opposing pitcher Joe Ross. Other than that, it was a decent effort for Morton's second consecutive win. The right-hander has a 4.11 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 67:21 K:BB across 57 innings this year. He lines up to face the Dodgers this weekend in his next start.
Morton (3-2) earned the win Tuesday against the Red Sox after allowing an unearned run on three hits and two walks while fanning nine across seven innings.
Morton has given up one or fewer runs in three of his last four starts and also tied his season-high mark for strikeouts in this one. The veteran lowered his ERA to 3.98 and will try to extend his hot streak in his next start, scheduled for Sunday against the Mets on the road.
Morton allowed a run on two hits and struck out eight over six innings versus the Mets on Wednesday. He did not factor in the decision.
The only damage on the right-hander's line was a Jonathan Villar solo home run in the fourth inning. Morton hadn't posted a quality start since April 20. The 37-year-old has a 4.60 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 52:16 K:BB across 45 innings this season. He'll look to maintain this level of performance next week versus Boston.
Morton allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four in 4.2 innings in Thursday's loss to the Blue Jays. He didn't factor into the decision.
Morton has been quite inconsistent to begin the season, and he's now allowed at least three runs in each of his last four starts. The right-hander hasn't pitched more than six innings in any of his first eight starts of the year, and he's posted a 5.08 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 39 innings. Morton tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Mets on Tuesday.
Morton (2-2) took the loss Friday in a 12-2 rout at the hands of the Phillies, coughing up six unearned runs on four hits and two walks over only two-thirds of an inning. He struck out one.
A William Contreras passed ball on a Rhys Hoskins strikeout allowed the Philly first baseman to get aboard, and Morton seemed to unravel after that. The right-hander finally exited the game after he walked Zach Eflin. The Contreras gaffe saved Morton's ERA, but he isn't giving Atlanta the length and consistency it was hoping for when it signed him in the offseason. He'll carry a 4.98 ERA and 40:14 K:BB through 34.1 innings, numbers right in line with last year's performance for Tampa Bay, into his next outing.
Morton allowed four earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six across 5.1 innings in the loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday. He did not factor in the decision.
Morton allowed a two-run home run to George Springer in the third inning. He also ran himself into trouble in the sixth inning after hitting Vladimir Guerrero and walking Teoscar Hernandez with no outs. However, the 37-year-old has consistently provided strikeouts, totaling 39 in 33.2 innings this season.
Morton (2-1) picked up the win in Monday's 8-7 victory over the Cubs, coughing up five runs on four hits and three walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out six.
Atlanta handed the veteran right-hander a 4-0 lead in the first inning, but Morton gave it all back in the top of the third by serving up a grand slam to Kris Bryant before his offense took the lead for good in the fifth. Morton threw only 53 of 89 pitches for strikes, and he'll take a 4.76 ERA and 33:10 K:BB through 28.1 innings into his next outing this weekend on the road against the Blue Jays.
Morton didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Yankees after allowing one run on three hits and two walks over six innings while striking out six.
The veteran righty served up a solo homer to Gio Urshela but was otherwise sharp, tossing 64 of 99 pitches for strikes. Unfortunately for Morton, Atlanta's hitters couldn't get much going either. He'll carry a 3.91 ERA and 27:7 K:BB through 23 innings into his next outing, set for Monday at home against the Cubs.
Morton didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Marlins, coughing up five runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out nine.
The veteran righty got taken deep by Jazz Chisholm in the third inning and left the game in line for the loss after tossing 96 pitches (62 strikes), but two answering blasts from (who else) Ronald Acuna eventually tied the game and got Morton off the hook. He'll take a 4.76 ERA and 21:5 K:BB over 17 innings into his next outing, set for Tuesday on the road against the Yankees.
Morton (1-1) picked up the win Friday, allowing one run on four hits and a walk over six innings in an 8-1 victory over the Phillies. He struck out seven.
The veteran right-hander got a lot more run support than he did in his season debut, but Morton didn't need much in the strong outing. He fired 58 of 83 pitches for strikes, and Morton will carry a 3.27 ERA and 12:3 K:BB through 11 innings into his next start, set for Wednesday at home against the Marlins.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/22||@ PHI||W 7-2||1||6.0||4||2||4||8|
|07/16||vs TB||L 6-7||6.0||6||3||3||8|
|07/09||@ MIA||W 5-0||1||7.0||2||0||2||7|
|07/04||vs MIA||W 8-7||5.1||5||4||2||7|
|06/29||vs NYM||L 3-4||6.0||5||3||1||7|
|06/24||@ CIN||L 3-5||0||0||0|
|06/22||@ NYM||W 3-0||1||7.0||1||0||2||11|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2017||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||4.1||1||1||0||0||0||0||5||2||1||0.00||0.732|