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Charlie Morton
ERA W-L K
4.06 5-3 65
Team: HoustonHt / Wt: 6-5 / 220 NFBC ADP: 392.24
Position: SPBorn: 11/12/1983 Birthplace: Flemington, New Jersey
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 3rd Round by Braves (2002)


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May 28 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET11:43 ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST11:13 AM VEN19:43 UAE10:43 AM CT-The Astros have placed Morton on the 10-day disabled list with a strained lat muscle, the club announced Sunday morning before its series finale against the Orioles.
Analysis: Morton is 5-3 with a 4.06 ERA in 10 starts, and the righty was scheduled to start Tuesday at Minnesota.
May 25 9:58 AM PT10:58 AM MT11:58 AM CT12:58 PM ET12:58 ET16:58 GMT0:58 9:58 AM MST11:58 AM EST12:28 PM VEN20:58 UAE11:58 AM CT-Charlie Morton allowed two runs on four hits and three walks in 7.0 innings as the Houston Astros lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-3 on Wednesday. Morton struck out six, ending the game with a 4.06 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: This was arguably the finest performance of the season for Morton, who dropped his home ERA to 3.00. He's 4-1 in those seven starts but is 1-2 with a 6.89 ERA in three games on the road, and his next scheduled start is Monday in Minnesota.
May 19 8:51 PM PT9:51 PM MT10:51 PM CT11:51 PM ET23:51 ET3:51 GMT11:51 8:51 PM MST10:51 PM EST11:21 PM VEN7:51 UAE (+1)10:51 PM CT-Charlie Morton fell to 5-3, allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks in 5.1 innings, as the Houston Astros lost to the Cleveland Indians 5-3 on Friday. Morton struck out five, ending the game with a 4.26 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season.
May 15 6:57 AM PT7:57 AM MT8:57 AM CT9:57 AM ET9:57 ET13:57 GMT21:57 6:57 AM MST8:57 AM EST9:27 AM VEN17:57 UAE8:57 AM CT-In Game 2 on Sunday, Morton improved to 5-2, allowing four runs on four hits and four walks in 5.2 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 10-7.
Analysis: Morton struck out 10, ending the game with a 3.97 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
May 10 12:24 PM PT1:24 PM MT2:24 PM CT3:24 PM ET15:24 ET19:24 GMT3:24 12:24 PM MST2:24 PM EST2:54 PM VEN23:24 UAE2:24 PM CT-Charlie Morton improved to 4-2, allowing three runs - one earned - on five hits and four walks in 5.2 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Atlanta Braves 8-3 on Tuesday. Morton struck out five, ending the game with a 3.63 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Morton has 44 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings and an ERA the Astros would have gladly taken before the season.
May 4 9:33 AM PT10:33 AM MT11:33 AM CT12:33 PM ET12:33 ET16:33 GMT0:33 9:33 AM MST11:33 AM EST12:03 PM VEN20:33 UAE11:33 AM CT-Charlie Morton improved to 3-2, allowing one run on five hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Texas Rangers 10-1 on Wednesday. Morton struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.97 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Morton has 20 strikeouts over 13 innings in his last two starts. He's not always going to be effective over the full course of a start, but when he's on, his breaking ball can be dominant.
Apr. 29 1:02 PM PT2:02 PM MT3:02 PM CT4:02 PM ET16:02 ET20:02 GMT4:02 1:02 PM MST3:02 PM EST3:32 PM VEN0:02 UAE (+1)3:02 PM CT-Charlie Morton improved to 2-2, allowing four runs on five hits in 7.0 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 9-4 on Friday. Morton struck out 12, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: It was Morton's longest outing of the season and the most strikeouts of his career. He improved to 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA at home, compared to 0-2 with a 7.20 ERA on the road. Morton next pitches Wednesday at home against the Rangers.
Apr. 17 8:18 PM PT9:18 PM MT10:18 PM CT11:18 PM ET23:18 ET3:18 GMT11:18 8:18 PM MST10:18 PM EST10:48 PM VEN7:18 UAE (+1)10:18 PM CT-Morton and three relievers combined for a five-hitter, Jose Altuve drove in two runs and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.
Analysis: Morton (1-1) worked in and out of trouble over five innings, allowing five hits and two walks with three strikeouts. He had runners on in every inning, including stranding the bases loaded in the second when he got Ben Revere to fly out. Morton has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his three starts this season.
Apr. 11 9:47 AM PT10:47 AM MT11:47 AM CT12:47 PM ET12:47 ET16:47 GMT0:47 9:47 AM MST11:47 AM EST12:17 PM VEN20:47 UAE11:47 AM CT-Morton allowed three runs and seven hits and struck out six in five innings of Monday's 6-0 loss to the Mariners.
Analysis: This is basically what Morton is: OK for a few innings before unraveling in one big inning (i.e., Monday's three-run fifth). Don't expect anything more.
Apr. 6 7:53 AM PT8:53 AM MT9:53 AM CT10:53 AM ET10:53 ET14:53 GMT22:53 7:53 AM MST9:53 AM EST10:23 AM VEN18:53 UAE9:53 AM CT-Morton gave up the two runs and five hits with two walks while striking out four in his Astros debut, a 5-3, 13-inning win on Wednesday.
Analysis: Morton got only eight of his 18 outs on the ground, but still flashed some of the occasional electric stuff that made him such an enigma in Pittsburgh.

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