Brandon Morrow SP SD 1 week ago

Morrow allowed two runs and seven hits over seven innings, striking out five and walking one against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Morrow gave up a two-run home run to Paul Goldschmidt in the first but otherwise had another quality start. But again, he did not factor in the decision as the Padres failed to take the lead until the 8th inning. Morrow's next start is scheduled for Tuesday at Coors Field against the Rockies.

Brandon Morrow SP SD 2 weeks ago

Morrow pitched seven innings Friday, but did not get a decision in a 1-0 win over the Giants. He gave up four hits and three walks, while striking out seven in the outing.

Morrow has always had trouble staying healthy, but when he is right he can be very effective. He will likely pitch well enough to stay in the Padres lineup as long as he's healthy, which could yield some very nice results given his home park.

Brandon Morrow SP SD 3 weeks ago

Morrow has won the fifth starter job for San Diego and will start Friday against San Francisco, manager Bud Black told Fox Sports San Diego.

Odrisamer Despaigne will move to the bullpen as a result. Morrow had a 4.76 ERA with a 12:4 K:BB ratio in 17 innings this spring.

Brandon Morrow SP SD 3 weeks ago

Morrow allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk over 4.2 innings of work Tuesday against Kansas City.

Morrow threw 77 pitches in his final Cactus League outing this spring, but most of the damage was done in the first inning where he labored through 25 pitches and allowed two runs. Regarding his outing, manager Bud Black told the Union-Tribune that Morrow's fastball "had life to it, there were some really good breaking pitches, not a lot of hard contact. Overall, I think it was an encouraging outing." Even though Morrow's outing was "encouraging" in Black's opinion, the Padres could wait until the weekend to decide whether he or Odrisamer Despaigne will claim the fifth spot in the rotation.

Brandon Morrow SP SD 3 weeks ago

Morrow will throw up to 70 pitches in his start Tuesday against Kansas City, the Union-Tribune reports.

Morrow will make his final start of spring training Tuesday. He missed his last start due to a blister on his throwing hand, which bothered him in his previous outing where he allowed five runs in 3.2 innings. As long as Morrow doesn't suffer a setback in Tuesday's start, he'll likely be awarded the fifth spot in the Padres' rotation.

Brandon Morrow SP SD 4 weeks ago

Morrow will get the nod against the Royals on Tuesday, the Union-Tribune reports.

Morrow was skipped in his last turn in the rotation due to a blister, but will be back on the mound Tuesday for his final Cactus League outing. While Morrow will start against the Royals, the other candidate for the Padres' fifth spot in the rotation, Odrisamer Despaigne, will start a minor league game earlier in the day. Morrow has the slight edge for the rotation spot, but the competition may not be decided until after the Padres break camp.

Brandon Morrow SP SD 4 weeks ago

Morrow (blister) will pitch in a game Tuesday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Morrow's could come in either camp, but Odrisamer Despaigne, Morrow's chief competitor for the final spot in the Padres' rotation, will start in the opposite game Tuesday. At this point, Despaigne could hold a slight edge for the spot, but the team isn't ready to declare a winner at this point.

Brandon Morrow SP SD 1 month ago

Morrow (blister) will have his scheduled start Thursday pushed back, but isn't expected to miss much time, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

Morrow's absence will reportedly not effect the outcome of the race for the fifth and final spot in the starting rotation. However, it won't do any favors for him in that department either.

Brandon Morrow SP SD 1 month ago

Morrow is working through a blister issue and is unsure whether he will make his scheduled start Thursday, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.

He threw a bullpen session Monday and should be considered day-to-day for now. Morrow is in the hunt for the fifth spot in the Padres' rotation, but he got hit around in his last outing, giving up five earned runs in 3.2 innings. Odrisamer Despaigne is Morrow's lone competition for the last spot in the rotation.

Brandon Morrow SP SD 1 month ago

Morrow allowed five earned runs in 3.2 innings Saturday against Arizona. He gave up eight hits and three walks over 59 pitches. Still, Morrow remains in the running for the fifth spot in the Padres' rotation, the Union-Tribune reports.

Morrow had allowed just one earned run in nine innings of work prior to Saturday's outing. Bud Black was quoted in the report as saying that the Padres will "continue to evaluate [Morrow and Despaigne], but those guys are competing hard. It's probably a better question to answer in late March...It's a good competition." With Matt Wisler, Robbie Erlin, and Casey Kelly all being included in Sunday's round of cuts, the competition is down to Morrow and Despaigne. Both of them will make a few more appearances before the competition is decided.