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We Have A Fever, The Prescription Is More Charlie Morton


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And on the third day, God blessed Clint Hurdle with Charlie Morton.

Morton has been effective all season for the Bucs.  The Pirates are strapped to a six-game losing streak and Morton gets the ball today in DC. 

The Pirates right hander and early favorite for Comeback Player of the Year, has held the Nationals key offseason acquisition Jayson Werth to one hit in five at-bats in his career. Sure it was a bomb. So what.

Morton hasn’t faced the Nationals yet this season, so this should prove interesting.  He has got nearly 78 percent of his outs via the groundball. That’s the best in Major League Baseball.

He’s a phenom that has left audiences gasping…let’s trust the rain doesn’t jack up another start today.

"I saw a bunch of plastic bags fly by," Pirates starter Charlie Morton said. "I didn't know what was coming next."

Jordan Zimmermann is scheduled to go for the Nats. He is 2-4 with a 4.13ERA. The toughest out he will face today is the smoking hot Ronny Cedeno.  [Not a misprint.] 

Cedeno has hit safely in 14 of the past 16 games (16-48) and check this out, Cedeno is 7-for-his-last-12 with runners in scoring position.

Today is the day...

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  • http://www.twitter.com/dcn3569 dcn3569

    With Cedeno hitting this hot he should be moved up in the order and if only we can get some runners on!!

    • http://rumbunter.com Tom Smith

      Agreed man, it just sucks Hurdle would rather have cool quotes like today is ‘Foot Down Sunday’ than make the best of his daily lineup. So if yesterday was ‘Put Our Other Foot Down Monday,’ is today ‘Really, Really, Really Put Our Foot Down Tuesday?’

    • http://www.twitter.com/dcn3569 dcn3569

      How about “Put the hammer down Tuesday!!” as in Morton shuts down the poor hitting Nats. I believe Hurdle is on record saying you have to earn your spot in the line-up.

  • cocktailsfor2

    Rainout.

    Blerg.

  • Paul

    i dont like the game being PPD. its not even going to be raining there. do they realize the game is in washington and not the burgh? but then again, maybe its a blessing.

    • http://rumbunter.com Tom Smith

      Morton vs Reds II. Buckle up.