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Charlie Morton | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 3 (0) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Charlie Morton surrendered one unearned run through six innings and was credited with a win over the Rays on Wednesday.
He allowed just two base hits but issued four walks while fanning four in the quality start. The only run he let in came on a throwing error by first baseman Yuli Gurriel in the fourth inning. Morton has a sterling 9-1 record and 2.74 ERA after 15 starts. He's amassed 109 strikeouts in 88 2/3 innings. Jun 20 - 11:47 PM

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Charlie Morton fanned nine hitters and gave up three runs over six innings in a win over the Royals on Wednesday.

Morton allowed only four hits, but he once again had issues with control; walking four Kansas City hitters. That gives him 10 in his last two starts after only registering six walks in the previous four. Fortunately he's missing plenty of bats, and he owns 105 strikeouts in 82 2/3 to go along with a 2.94 ERA on the 2018 season. Morton is an excellent streaming option when he takes on the Rays on Wednesday.
Jun 15 - 11:07 PM

Charlie Morton was wild and didn't make it out of the fourth inning Saturday, walking six and hitting four more while allowing two runs -- one earned -- over 3 2/3 innings against the Rangers.

Morton had walked six in his last five starts combined before Saturday. For all his issues, he avoided any serious damage in the start, allowing just one hit while striking out four before being yanked. He's now turned in two consecutive subpar outings after being one of the league's best pitchers through the first two months, but there's little reason to worry about the 34-year-old, who still owns a shiny 2.82 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 96/29 K/BB ratio even after Saturday's display. A date with the lowly Royals on Friday is a good spot for Morton to get right.
Jun 10 - 12:48 AM

Charlie Morton was hit hard in Sunday night's loss to the Red Sox, allowing six runs on nine hits across 5 1/3 innings of work.

The right-hander punched out seven on the night while walking just one. The Red Sox got to him with a pair of long balls -- Mitch Moreland with a two-run shot in the first and Andrew Benintendi with a solo shot in the fifth. They then broke the game open with a three-run uprising in the sixth that chased Morton. Even with this rough outing, he still owns a terrific 2.84 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 92/23 K/BB ratio over 73 innings. He'll look to get back on track when he takes on the Rangers in Texas on Saturday.
Jun 3 - 11:07 PM

Charlie Morton yielded a couple homers and three runs total but fanned 10 over six innings Tuesday in the Astros’ extra-innings loss to the Yankees on Tuesday.

Brett Gardner led off the bottom of the first inning with a longball and Aaron Judge added a tater of his own in the fifth. The eight hits he gave up were a season high, but he walked just one and notched 10+ strikeouts for the fourth time already this season. That’s the same number he had in his entire career coming into 2018. Morton will carry a 2.26 ERA into Sunday’s home start versus the Red Sox.
May 30 - 12:09 AM

Charlie Morton limited the Indians to two runs over six innings Thursday for his seventh win of the year.

Morton allowed five hits and walked three but managed to avoid most of the potential damage. The right-hander also struck out five in the quality start. The win improved him to a perfect 7-0 through 10 starts, and Morton owns a shiny 2.04 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 75/21 K/BB ratio across 61 2/3 innings. A tough test awaits Morton Tuesday when the Astros visit the Yankees in New York, but at this point it's hard to bet against the 34-year-old regardless of opponent or situation.
May 24 - 9:12 PM

Charlie Morton pitched seven innings of one-run ball in the Astros' 4-1 defeat of the Indians on Friday.

Morton struck out eight in improving to 6-0 this season. Although he's allowed seven homers, he's managed to give up a total of 13 runs -- 12 earned -- in his nine starts. He'll get the Indians again next time out on Thursday.
May 18 - 11:22 PM

Charlie Morton pitched superbly in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Rangers, striking out 14 batters while allowing just one run on four hits over seven innings.

Simply brilliant work from Morton, who has been dealing all season. In Saturday's outing, only a solo home run by Ronald Guzman in the third inning served to do damage to the scoreboard. This was his third start with double-digit strikeouts, tying his total number of such outings from the 2017 campaign. He has now allowed one run or fewer in five of his eight starts this year. It all adds up to a stellar 2.03 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 62/17 K/BB ratio over the course of 48 2/3 innings. The Indians are next up on the chopping block for the locked-in right-hander.
May 12 - 9:52 PM

Charlie Morton allowed three earned runs, three hits and four walks with three strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision Saturday at Arizona.

Morton had some trouble with his location, throwing just 43 of his 82 pitches for strikes and he also hit a batter. He managed to avoid his first loss of the season, but he has struggled over his past three outings with a 4.32 ERA, which is double his overall season mark of 2.16. He'll look for a bounce-back game on Friday against Cole Hamels and the Rangers. Morton struck out a season-high 12 batters over six innings in his first outing against Texas in a no-decision on April 14.
May 6 - 1:17 AM

Charlie Morton fanned 10 while holding the Yankees to one run in 7 2/3 innings in a victory Monday.

Morton allowed just two hits in improving to 4-0 this year. The loss snapped a nine-game winning streak for the Yankees. Morton is throwing well enough to continue posting stellar results. Whether he can stay healthy is the real question, given that we're talking about a 34-year-old who has never made 30 starts in a season.
Apr 30 - 11:07 PM

Charlie Morton had his first rough day at the office this year Tuesday, surrendering four runs in four innings against the Angels.

Morton had allowed just three runs -- two earned -- in four starts this season coming into this one. He gave up solo homers in the first and second tonight, but the real mess came in the third, when he walked the first three batters he faced. He was fortunate to allow just two runs in that frame.
Apr 25 - 12:19 AM

Charlie Morton pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out eight in the Astros' 9-2 drubbing of the Mariners on Thursday.

Morton settled for eight strikeouts today after coming through with 12 against the Rangers last time out, but it was another brilliant outing. He's gone without allowing an earned run three times in his four starts, leaving him 3-0 with a 0.72 ERA. We'll just have to see if this is the year he stays healthy; his career highs are 29 starts and 172 innings from way back in 2011.
Apr 19 - 6:53 PM

Charlie Morton notched 12 strikeouts and allowed two runs in six innings but had to settle for a no-decision against the Rangers on Saturday.

He yielded six base hits -- two of which left the yard as solo homers. Those were the first two earned runs Morton has allowed this year through three starts. He now has 25 strikeouts and six walks in 18 innings of work. His record holds at 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA and 1.06 WHIP.
Apr 14 - 7:47 PM

Charlie Morton allowed just an unearned run over six innings, striking out seven in a win over the Padres on Sunday.

Morton scattered four hits and walked three, with an unfortunate series of events -- a HBP, a fielding error, a walk and an RBI groundout -- leading to the only Padres run. Morton has yet to allow an earned run this year, going 12 innings with 13 strikeouts and a 1.00 WHIP. He'll try to run his streak to three when he faces the Rangers on Saturday.
Apr 8 - 6:14 PM

Charlie Morton struck out six batters over six scoreless innings in his season debut Monday night against the Orioles.

Morton scattered two walks and three hits in the dominant 91-pitch outing as the defending World Series champions rolled to an easy 6-1 victory in their home opener. Morton generated 17 swing-and-misses, matching his career high. The 34-year-old right-hander was a nice value in drafts this spring and should have no trouble taking care of the Padres in his next scheduled start.
Apr 2 - 10:19 PM

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Max Stassi
1B1Yuli Gurriel
2Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
LF1Marwin Gonzalez
2Tony Kemp
CF1George Springer
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Marisnick
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Dallas Keuchel
3Gerrit Cole
4Lance McCullers
5Charlie Morton
6Brady Rodgers
7Dean Deetz
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Ken Giles
3Chris Devenski
4Joe Smith
5Brad Peacock
6Will Harris
7Tony Sipp
8Collin McHugh
9James Hoyt
10Jandel Gustave
11Reymin Guduan