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Game Recap: Marisnick is Back, Bregman Keeps Rolling as Astros Beat Indians 8-2

Game Recap: Marisnick is Back, Bregman Keeps Rolling as Astros Beat Indians 8-2

The Astros bats got going against a very talented American League opponent Charlie Morton struggled early, but found a way to get through six innings of work Despite walking three, surrendering five hits, and only producing a whiff rate of 9.78%, Charlie freaking Morton found a way to muster a full six innings of work while staying under 100 pitches. Morton, who finished his night with only 92 pitches, was able to get through a few quick plate appearances from Cleveland despite the walks and big hits. This is pretty ridiculous because it’s well worse from what Morton has produced so far...
Plain Dealer May 18, 2018
Mike Clevinger, Cleveland Indians lose pitching duel to Charlie Morton, Houston Astros, 4-1

Mike Clevinger, Cleveland Indians lose pitching duel to Charlie Morton, Houston Astros, 4-1

The Indians started a nine-game stretch against the last two teams to win the World Series with a loss to Houston at Minute Maid Park.
Climbing Tal's Hill May 18, 2018

Astros: Let’s appreciate Justin Verlander

The Astros have one of the top, if not the best, starting rotation in baseball thus far in 2018. Justin Verlander, Dallas Keuchel, Lance McCullers, Gerrit Cole, and Charlie Morton. It was this order that the Astros set their starting rotation as the season started. Holy moly. Talk about a rotation. Sorry if I got […] Astros: Let’s appreciate Justin Verlander - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes May 14, 2018
If There’s A Concern, It Might Be...Jose Altuve?

If There’s A Concern, It Might Be...Jose Altuve?

Don’t grease up those torches or sharpen those pitchforks, though! We have Bugs Bunny .gifs! Yes, the title is a bit misleading. I don’t mind owning that. But it’s not misleading in the way you think. This isn’t click bait - the team is just so good that there isn’t much to be worried about. That’s the truth. It’s been said other places, and it’s very true: it’s really hard to write about a team that’s this good. And make no mistake...this team really is amazing. The pitching dominance has been well documented, and the fact that guys like Charlie Morton and...
www.bostonherald.com May 12, 2018
Morton fans career-high 14 as Astros beat Rangers 6-1

Morton fans career-high 14 as Astros beat Rangers 6-1

HOUSTON — One of the things the Houston Astros like best about Charlie Morton is his even-keeled demeanor.The veteran starter never gets too high or too low, a quality that was on full display on Saturday night after he set a career-high with 14 strikeouts in a 6-1 win over the Texas Rangers.He never cracked a smile as he spoke slowly, measuring every word. After several attempts to get him to talk about his big night, he was finally asked if he was even happy about his performance."No," he said simply. "I try not to get too far ahead of myself and I try not to let outings dictate how I...
SportsDay May 12, 2018
Morton fans career-high 14 as Astros beat Rangers 6-1

Morton fans career-high 14 as Astros beat Rangers 6-1

HOUSTON (AP) -- Charlie Morton struck out a career-high 14 in seven solid innings and Evan Gattis, Brian McCann and Carlos Correa all homered to back him up and help the Houston Astros to a 6-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.Morton (5-0) yielded four hits and a run without a walk to lower his ERA to 2.03 and extend his career-long winning streak to eight games dating back to last season.McCann's solo homer gave Houston the lead in the fourth and Gattis added his one-run homer in the next inning after driving in Houston's run in the third with a single.Correa padded the lead with...
The Crawfish Boxes May 12, 2018
Game #41 Preview: Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers

Game #41 Preview: Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers

Here’s all you need to know for tonight’s continuation of the 2018 Lone Star Series, which is currently tied 4-4. Houston Astros (24-16) vs. Texas Rangers (16-24), May 12, 2018, 6:10 PM CDT TV: AT&T SportsNet-SW, MLB Network (out-of-market only) Radio: KBME 790, La Ranchera 850 AM Online: MLB.TV Rangers SBNation Blog: Lone Star Ball Vegas Perspective Opening Line: Astros -260 (72.22%) Our Model: Astros 71.1% FiveThirtyEight: Astros 66% Fangraphs: Astros 68.3% Pitching Matchup RHP Charlie Morton (4-0, 2.16 ERA, 48 SO) vs. RHP Doug Fister (1-3, 4.02 ERA, 25 SO) Tonight the Astros will see...
Climbing Tal's Hill May 9, 2018

Astros make a switch to the rotation for the Rangers series

Justin Verlander and Charlie Morton switch starting assignments for the Astros. The Houston Astros have such a deep rotation that there is no drop off between starters. Every time my wife and I watch Gerrit Cole pitch, she says that he should be ahead of Dallas Keuchel. After I explain that the pitching order doesn’t […] Astros make a switch to the rotation for the Rangers series - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes May 3, 2018
Game Recap: Despite Correa’s Best Efforts, Astros Drop Three of Four to Yankees

Game Recap: Despite Correa’s Best Efforts, Astros Drop Three of Four to Yankees

Well, that was a disappointing series to say the least. After a brilliant outing by Charlie Morton on Monday night and a 2-1 victory, the Astros dropped three straight games. While this sounds bad already, what makes this series loss hurt even more is that the Astros blew a tie or the lead in the 9th inning in 2 out of 3 losses. Lance McCullers Jr. had a rough outing early on, struggling with his command. He eventually settled down and turned his start around, finishing with a whiff rate of 12.96% on 14 swinging strikes out of 108 pitches, a respectable mark. Many were shocked that...
The Crawfish Boxes May 1, 2018
Astros Crawfish Boil: May 1, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: May 1, 2018

Your #1 source for Houston Astros news as well as other MLB articles for May 1 Houston Astros News The Houston Astros snapped the Yankees’ 9-game winning streak behind 10 strikeouts from Charlie Morton - MLB.com Charles F. Morton dominated the Yankees last night with an exceptional whiff rate as the veteran right-hander had his fastball and off-speed pitches working to both sides of the plate. What’s the secret behind the success of the 2018 Houston Astros pitching staff? Well, it might just be Brian McCann - Houston Chronicle Brian McCann reflects on his transition from the New York...
www.bostonherald.com May 1, 2018
MLB roundup: Charlie Morton, Astros end Yankees' 9-game win streak with 2-1 victory

MLB roundup: Charlie Morton, Astros end Yankees' 9-game win streak with 2-1 victory

HOUSTON — Charlie Morton pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning and struck out 10 as the Houston Astros snapped the New York Yankees nine-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory Monday night.Carlos Correa had two hits and an RBI for Houston in the first meeting between the teams since Game 7 of last years AL Championship Series, when Morton allowed two hits over five innings for the win in a 4-0 victory that sent the Astros to the World Series.Houston has won seven straight at home against the Yankees including the postseason, holding them to no more than one run in their past six games...
The Crawfish Boxes May 1, 2018
Morton, Giles Shoot down Bronx Bombers. Astros Take Game One, 2-1

Morton, Giles Shoot down Bronx Bombers. Astros Take Game One, 2-1

Staff Holds Best Bats in Baseball to 3 Hits. It wasn’t a best case scenario for the Astros last night, but every one of us will take it. After all, we all remember some 2-1 victories last October against this team, and they counted too. We would have been surprised and disappointed after what we’ve seen so far this year if Charlie Morton wasn’t dominant. Yes, even against the team with the league’s highest OPS, the league’s most runs, the league’s most home runs. What we hoped for was a runfest against the struggling Yankees starter Sonny Gray, and maybe a runaway win before...
Yankee bats shut down by Charlie Morton in 2-1 loss to Astros

Yankee bats shut down by Charlie Morton in 2-1 loss to Astros

Charlie Morton dealt like it was Game 7 all over again.
NorthJersey.com Apr 30, 2018
Yankees winning streak ends at 9 as they can't solve Charlie Morton, fall to Astros

Yankees winning streak ends at 9 as they can't solve Charlie Morton, fall to Astros

Charlie Morton once again silenced the Yankees bats, as he shut down New York en route to another win for the Astros.        
Pinstripe Alley Apr 30, 2018
Yankees 1, Astros 2: Winning streak is over, but at least Sonny Gray is good again

Yankees 1, Astros 2: Winning streak is over, but at least Sonny Gray is good again

The Yankees lost, but that’s ok because Sonny Gray was good. The Yankees finally lost tonight, ending their winning streak at nine games. For much of the night, we were all enraptured by the Charlie Morton show. However, the silver lining was a more impressive outing from Sonny Gray than we have seen all year. In the end, things could have been a whole lot worse than they turned out to be. Charlie Morton proved to be just as much of a pain for the Yankees lineup as he was in last year’s ALCS. From the very beginning it seemed like it was going to be a long night. He came out of the...

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