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.
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.