Morton is done. Nine hits allowed in four-plus innings, lots of hard contact. Blanton in, Bryant on first, no outs in fifth.
Morton: Four-plus innings, nine hits, six runs, five earned, two walks, one intentional, five Ks, 76-48.
That's ballgame. #Cubs win 9-6. Kang down. Cervelli dinged. Morton crushed. Not best of days (or series) for #Pirates http://t.co/1mbOKthL73
Morton on Rizzo HR: "That pitch is six, seven inches off the ground, but it’s in, and he dropped the barrel on it."
Morton: "It wasn’t like they were hitting really good pitches and I just didn’t get out of it. They were just bad pitches."
#Pirates - Charlie Morton - SP : Breaking News/ Other News http://t.co/j5lOzG4YvN #Alarm http://t.co/adiLwhz89f
#Rockies face a Pirates rotation of A.J. Burnett, J.A. Happ, Charlie Morton and Jeff Locke next week, via @BrinkPG: http://t.co/opyAL7hPfk
Gameday: RHP Charlie Morton gets the start as @Pirates continue series at Colorado. @BiertempfelTrib http://t.co/ntpEY9dOQU #TribBUCN
#Pirates need Morton & Locke to come thru next 2 days for any chance at NLC. Looking at all 3 pitching matchups, tonight good chance to gain
#Pirates rotation vs. Cardinals: Happ, Morton, Cole. No word yet on Cincy series.
Game thread: Charlie Morton takes on Rockies http://t.co/dLn1GCg8Ui http://t.co/X5y9ldWER6
#Pirates rotation v #Cardinals: Happ, Morton, Cole. Rotation v Cincy is TBA.
Game No. 152, Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies: Charlie Morton vs. Christian Bergman http://t.co/V7Q606Oxn7 http://t.co/XNpSpi0i2D
Charlie Morton has lost his very perfect game on Daniel Descalso’s infield hit. The Pirates still lead, 5-0.
Morton slow to first base, costs #Pirates a run.
If #Pirates Morton picks up win tonight, he'll reach double digits for first time since going 10-10 in 2011.
Hurdle makes that walk, takes ball from Morton.
Over his past six starts, #Pirates Morton is 1-4 with a 5.97 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP.
#Pirates just won 4 in COL w AJ, Happ, Morton & Locke starting. That’s 6 in a row. 5 wins off franchise record 98-win season. Wrigley next.
#Pirates just won 4 in a row w/o a starter going 6. Burnett 5.2, Happ 5.1, Morton 4.1, Locke 5.2.
Gameday: Charlie Morton will start the middle game of @Pirates' 3-game series with Cardinals. @Sawchik_Trib http://t.co/0W14YGaw1L
Doesn't look like they'll need it, but Pirates lineup was Polanco 9 Marte 7 Cutch 8 Ramirez 5 Walker 4 Pedro 3 Cervelli 2 Mercer 6 Morton 1
#Cardinals v #Pirates DH pitching matchups -- Game 1: Wacha v Cole; Game 2: Lyons v Morton
In honor of Charlie Morton starting gm 2, #Pirates have, by far, the best FIP from their staff in the month of Sept.
Game thread: Charlie Morton takes on Cardinals http://t.co/9IFHILfboe http://t.co/SHhyQAFL0M
Charlie Morton has been very bad last 2 times out. Very, very short leash w day off yesterday and tomorrow.
Morton getting set for first pitch. Game two, do or die again ...
Boos have begun, as Morton allows another run in T1
2-0 Cardinals as Morton allows three hits, two for extra bases, and a hit batter. Searage out, bullpen in motion.
Morton's first inning: 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 HBP, two ground balls (one for a single) and three fly balls (two for extra-base hits).
Maybe Morton looked at his infield defense tonight and decided it should be a flyball night. #Pirates
Carpenter doubles, third XBH for Cards in 10 batters. Morton getting hit hard. Pirates' bullpen moving again.
Morton walks Peralta to load the bases with nobody out and he's done. LHP Bobby LaFromboise enters to face lefties Heyward and Adams.
Morton pulled here in the third, and Hurdle pretty much had to. Morton ineffective again. Awful Sept.
Let's start listing guys not on the playoff roster: Locke, Morton, Florimon...
#Pirates lift Morton after 2-plus innings. #Cardinals have bases loaded, none out in T3 and are up 2-0. LaFromboise enters ...
Morton: Two-plus innings, four hits, five runs, one walk, one K, two HBP (both Jay), 39-24.