Charlie Morton SP PIT 25 Days

Morton tossed a solid game Tuesday against the Marlins but settled for a no-decision, after he pitched seven innings, allowing just one run on six hits and four walks while striking out four batters.

Although he got a no-decision Tuesday after the Pirates bullpen blew the lead for him, Morton did at least rebound for a quality start. Prior to Tuesday's outing, Morton had allowed eight runs in his last two starts (spanning 11 innings). Morton now has a solid 3.43 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 144.1 innings pitched this year. His next start is set for Sunday at home against the Padres.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 1 Month

Charlie Morton allowed four runs on nine hits over five innings in Wednesday's no-decision against the Giants.

Morton has now failed to turn in a quality start in three of his last four starts, a bad trend for a guy who will never have much fantasy value for his strikeout ability. Morton walked three batters while striking out two. The right-hander owns a 3.54 ERA and 1.22 WHIP through 22 starts, and he'll match up with the Marlins on Tuesday.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 1 Month

Charlie Morton allowed four runs over six-plus innings Friday in a loss to the Rockies.

Morton held the Rockies to just one run before he unraveled to begin the seventh inning. He struck out three and walked one in the loss and now sits at 5-10 with a 3.40 ERA and 106/44 K/BB ratio over 132 1/3 innings of work this season. He'll attempt to turn the page next week in another road start, this time against the Giants.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 2 Months

Charlie Morton limited the Cardinals to one hit over seven innings in a no-decision Monday.

Morton must have known he wouldn't get much support matched up against Adam Wainwright, and he's used to it anyway; the Pirates have scored one or no runs in five of his 18 starts. That's why Morton is just 5-9 with his 3.10 ERA.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 2 Months

Charlie Morton improved to 5-9, allowing one run over six innings as the Pirates defeated the D'Backs 5-1 on Wednesday.

Morton has now tossed quality starts in four out of his last five outings. The right-hander allowed five hits, walked three, and struck out five in the effort. The D'Backs didn't mount much of a threat against him. Morton now has a 3.30 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a 89/38 K/BB ratio. He'll look to continue pitching well in his next start on the road against the Cardinals.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 2 Months

Charlie Morton struck out a career-high 11 but took a loss versus the Rays Wednesday, allowing three runs -- two earned -- over seven innings.

Morton was great after the first inning, but he was touched up for three runs on three hits in that frame and that was enough. It was the first double-digit strikeout game of the sinkerballer's career, and he lowered his ERA to 3.41 in the tough-luck loss. Morton will take on the D'Backs at home the next time out.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 2 Months

Charlie Morton allowed six runs over six innings Friday in a loss to the Cubs.

Morton was touched up for eight hits (including two home runs) and allowed a pair of walks while notching six strikeouts. Friday's outing ended a string of five straight starts with two earned runs or fewer allowed. Now the owner of a 3.47 ERA over 15 starts, Morton should have a good chance to bounce back next week against the struggling Rays.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 3 Months

Charlie Morton pitched seven innings of one-run ball and struck out seven in a victory over the Cubs on Monday.

Morton's luck is evening out some after his 0-6 start, with three victories in his last four starts. Really, though, he's been pretty solid throughout, and while one could hold it against him that he's allowed 10 unearned runs, we choose to hold it more against the mediocre infield defense behind him. He should last as a decent fifth or sixth starter in mixed leagues.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 3 Months

Charlie Morton punched out nine batters and surrendered two runs on three hits over five innings in Monday's victory over the Padres.

Morton walked three. Something had to give tonight: Morton entered 2-0 with a 1.33 ERA over three career starts against the Padres, but he had really struggled on the road in 2014, coughing up 20 runs over 30 2/3 innings and going 0-4 across five outings. Morton brought the better half of his arsenal, but he wasn't terribly efficient, requiring 98 pitches to complete five frames. Coming into the night, Morton had been given only 16 runs of support in his last nine starts, so it was nice to see his offensive mates come through with 10 runs. The nine whiffs tied two other outings as Morton's career-high. The right-hander squares off with the Brewers on Sunday.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 3 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.