Charlie Morton
SP HOU
3 months ago

Morton will toe the rubber against the Dodgers for Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morton will follow Lance McCullers in the Astros' rotation after conjuring up a brilliant performance against the Yankees in Saturday's Game 7. During that outing, Morton threw a five-inning shutout, allowing just three baserunners while striking out five to help the club reach the World Series. The Dodgers haven't confirmed their starter for Game 4 as of yet, but Morton will likely face off against 26-year-old Alex Wood.

Charlie Morton
SP HOU
3 months ago

Morton will take the mound for Game 7 of the ALCS against the Yankees on Saturday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morton was knocked around by the Yankees in Game 3 of the series, but manager A.J. Hinch believes it was a bout with bad luck and that the 33-year-old can pull through on regular rest. He will once again oppose CC Sabathia -- who bested him in Game 3 -- in the series-deciding Game 7 tilt.

Charlie Morton
SP HOU
3 months ago

Morton will take the hill for Game 3 of the ALCS in Yankee Stadium on Monday, Richard Justice of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morton will follow Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander, respectively, in the Astros' rotation for the series against New York. He will be coming off six days of rest after starting in Boston on Monday. During that game, Morton allowed two earned runs off seven hits and two walks over 4.1 innings.

Charlie Morton
SP HOU
4 months ago

Morton (14-7) allowed two runs on four hits while striking out four over 5.1 innings in Friday's 3-2 win over the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Morton, who triggered a $625,000 bonus in his contract by making his 25th start of the season, was dominant early, much like he's been in many of his previous 24 starts. He retired the first 13 batters before his perfect game was broken up by a Mitch Moreland double in the fifth inning. When the right-hander ran into trouble, the Astros bullpen picked him up. Morton finishes the regular season with a 3.62 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP and a 10.0 K/9, seemingly solidifying his spot in the rotation for the postseason.

Charlie Morton
SP HOU
4 months ago

Morton (13-7) allowed one run on four hits and one walk while striking out five across seven innings to earn the win Saturday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Morton fired six shutout innings before allowing a solo homer in the seventh inning, but the offense had already provided him with a five-run lead, and he was easily able to cruise to his 13th victory of the season. He's been hot throughout the month of September, as he's allowed just six earned runs over four starts to lower his ERA from 3.88 to 3.63, and he's been an excellent source of fantasy production down the stretch. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Red Sox.

Charlie Morton
SP HOU
4 months ago

Morton's next start will come Saturday against the Angels, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morton's next outing will come eight days after his previous one, but manager A.J. Hinch is starting to align his starters for the postseason, so he will move both Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander ahead of Morton in the rotation. Morton has faced the Angels twice this season and is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 8:3 K:BB over 10 innings.

Charlie Morton
SP HOU
4 months ago

Morton (12-7) allowed one run on five hits and a walk while striking out seven in Friday's 5-2 win over Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Morton, who had been 0-2 and allowed nine runs over 17.2 innings in three previous starts against Seattle this season, finally broke through in his fourth attempt. In all four starts, Morton squared off with Seattle ace James Paxton, who had limited one of the American League's most prolific offenses to one run over 20 innings (0.45 ERA) in his previous three starts. Morton will take the mound next Friday against the Angels.

Charlie Morton
SP HOU
4 months ago

Morton (11-7) took the loss in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the A's. He was charged with three runs (two earned) on six hits with three walks and eight strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Morton gave up three hits (two for extra bases), issued a walk and committed an error in the second inning, but he was quite good otherwise. The right-hander has posted a 28:6 K:BB over his last four starts (21 innings) and could make up to four more starts before the end of the regular season, including one potentially against the White Sox. A home matchup against Seattle is next on the docket although plans could change if Collin McHugh (finger) isn't cleared for Thursday's game against the Angels.

Charlie Morton
SP HOU
5 months ago

Morton (11-6) allowed two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out nine batters through five innings during Saturday's win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

After allowing seven runs through 13 innings over his past two starts, this was a solid rebound from Morton. He sports a 3.87 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 10.1 K.9 for the campaign and pitches for a contender, so the 33-year-old veteran projects to remain a fantasy staple in all settings. Morton lines up to face the Mariners at Safeco Field in his next start.

Charlie Morton
SP HOU
5 months ago

Morton was tagged for three runs on four hits with one walk and five strikeouts over five innings in Sunday's no-decision against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Even though he only issued one walk, command was a problem for Morton. It took the veteran righty 88 pitches to get through five innings and he plunked two hitters along the way. While his team ultimately came out on top, Morton will be disappointed with himself for not snagging personal win number 11 after being staked to a 4-0 lead through four innings. That elusive victory could well come in his next start, which is scheduled for Saturday against the Mets.