Charlie Morton SP PIT 2 Months

Charlie Morton labored through 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Mets Wednesday, allowing three runs -- two earned -- over four hits and four walks.

He also threw a couple wild pitches, including one to pitcher Bartolo Colon that resulted in the first run of the game. Morton still sports a nice 3.29 ERA for the season, but he's now fallen to 1-7. He'll try to get back in the win column next week in San Diego.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 2 Months

Charlie Morton notched his first win of the season Friday after holding the Nationals to one run over 5 2/3 innings.

It was actually his first win since September 2 of last season. Morton unraveled a bit in the end before being replaced by Jared Hughes, but the Nationals failed to capitalize. He struck out four and walked four in the victory and now holds a 3.29 ERA across 10 starts. He'll look to keep up his winning ways when he faces the Mets next Wednesday at Citi Field.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 2 Months

Charlie Morton dropped to 0-6 after giving up four runs in seven innings against the Yankees on Sunday.

Three of the runs scored in the first, an inning that started with a walk, a bunt single and then a HBP on a curveball. Morton was plenty good otherwise, but once again, the run support simply wasn't there. His 0-6 record has come with a nice 3.45 ERA and 1.24 WHIP.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 3 Months

Charlie Morton pitched well in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Sunday, allowing four runs (one earned) on seven hits over six innings of work.

Morton punched out three while walking one on the evening. All of the damage against him came in the first inning, but he was able to settle in nicely afterwards and did enough to keep his team in the ballgame. While he's still winless on the season at 0-5, he sports a solid 3.22 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 31/17 K/BB ratio over his first 50 1/3 innings. He'll try again to get in the win column when he does battle against the Yankees in New York on Saturday.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 3 Months

Charlie Morton got the tough-luck no-decision, allowing one unearned run in eight innings as the Pirates walked off winners against the Giants on Tuesday.

Morton had his sinker working, getting 13 of his 24 outs on the ground. Overall, he allowed three hits, walked two, and struck out three as he lowered his ERA to 3.45. Morton will face the Brewers on the road in his next outing.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 3 Months

Charlie Morton surrendered four runs -- two earned -- in 5 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Orioles.

Morton was cruising along until the fifth, when a single, a walk and an error on a sac bunt got him into a big jam. The Orioles ended up scoring three times then and once more after another error from the sixth. As much as Morton relies on his infield to get outs, he needs better play from Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez. The Pirates are a fine defensive team overall, but that's mostly because of their outfield.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 3 Months

Charlie Morton fell to 0-3 on the season after allowing four runs (three earned) in six innings as the Pirates lost to the Reds on Wednesday.

Opposing base runners hadn't attempted a steal against Morton in four starts entering Wednesday, but the Reds ran roughshod on him and catcher Chris Stewart. They stole four bases in five attempts. Perhaps an odd fluke, but interesting nevertheless. Overall, Morton allowed four hits, walked five, and struck out four. Morton also hit his league-leading fifth batter. If he wants to bounce back, he'll have to do so against the Orioles on the road next.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 3 Months

Charlie Morton had a rough outing in Friday's loss to the Brewers, surrendering five runs on eight hits in his six innings of work.

Morton walked a pair while striking out three on the night. Most of the damage came during a three-run uprising in the third inning, highlighted by a two-run double by Scooter Gennett. Morton, still winless on the season, will carry a 4.32 ERA and 1.32 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Reds at home.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 4 Months

Charlie Morton allowed five runs on eight hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on Tuesday.

After six scoreless innings in his first start, Morton was victimized largely by Starlin Castro in Tuesday's game. Castro hit a three-run homer in the third inning before launching a solo shot in the sixth, accounting for four of Morton's five runs allowed. He did strike out five while walking only one. Morton will try to get back to his stingy ways Sunday at the Brewers.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 4 Months

Charlie Morton tossed six scoreless innings and struck out six in his start versus the Cubs on Wednesday.

Morton should get a ton of grounders with his sinker, and if he's a decent strikeout pitcher, too, then he has legitimate All-Star potential. He allowed four hits tonight, all of them singles, and he walked one.