Monday, April 26, 2010

Is Charlie Morton bad or what?

I have been super tired the last two days with work and haven't felt like writing anything.
This is conflicting because I actually have plenty to write about.
Hopefully,I can make time to hammer some extra posts over the next day or two on the NFL Draft,the disappointing Devils and On the signing front....

But for now,the Pirates have lost six games in a row with four of the six being huge train wreck losses and now travel to Milwaukee,who not only hammered the Pirates in Pittsburgh by a combined score of 36-1 over three games,but have beaten Pittsburgh 21 straight games at Miller Park.

Charlie Morton has been awful in his starts.
How bad?
Well,he allowed five runs in four innings in the Pirates 10-3 loss to Houston and his ERA actually went DOWN.
That's right-Morton's ERA is 16.20 and actually went down after a bad outing.
A friend of mine that is an Atlanta fan told me that he'll take Morton back anytime.
Be careful for what you wish for....

Nice to see ESPN updates things so quickly as nearly a year after Morton became a Pirate,he still is pictured with a Braves cap on his player page.

Speaking of that deal,doesn't seem like either team can be too thrilled.
Morton's painful outings combined with Gorkys Hernandez and his .203 start for Altoona and Jeff Locke having to repeat the season at High A cannot make the Bucs feel too good about themselves.
Atlanta isn't on top of the world either with Nate McLouth hitting just .146.
It looks to me like Neal Huntington had the right idea in selling McLouth high,but his projected returns haven't panned out...

Morton has been bad,but 5th starter Daniel McCutchen was almost as bad in his three starts before being assigned to Indianapolis with an ERA over 13.
McCutchen looks to me to be a Jeff Karstens type,which not only isn't very good,but thanks to the Pirates getting next to nothing from starters not named Duke or Maholm,could result in the actual Jeff Karstens getting a start later next week..

Houston stole six bases on Ryan Doumit and the pitchers yesterday.
Wish I could blame it on one or the other,but I haven't seen enough games yet to form an opinion on which one is at fault...

Yesterday's game was the first that I had seen of the Houston series and the roof was open in Houston.
The humidity there is so bad that the roof is rarely opened other than for fireworks nights...

Hope to be back later for more,but may be earlier as rain is falling and is forecast for all day,putting tonight's Suns-Shorebirds game in jeopardy...

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1 comment:

Mike said...

don't think it's a stretch to say this.. oh yeah he is bad.. he sucks..AND blows...