Charlie Morton

Charlie Morton

SP - ATL
Height: 6-5
Weight: 215 lbs
Age: 37
College: None
Atlanta Braves

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Charlie Morton, a starting pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, is ending his 14th big league season, so he s been around long enough to experience how pitching in Major League Baseball has become the untamed beast it is today. He s made 306 starts, 15 in the postseason, barely getting through five innings in Tuesday s Game 3 [ ]

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Thursday, Oct 21, 2021

The ScoreMLB Tuesday best bets: Can the Braves continue to surprise?

Tuesday marks one of our last multi-game MLB slates of the season.The Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox, somewhat surprisingly, can both put their opponents on the brink of elimination with a win.Will they do it, or will the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros fight back?We'll take a closer look at the best way to approach this slate.Braves (+160) @ Dodgers (-180)The Dodgers finished with baseball's second-best record, and Walker Buehler, their ace - for most of the season, anyway - will take the mound. This is a lock, right? Not so fast!The matchups in this game appear to favor the Braves, at least in the early going.Charlie Morton used curveballs more frequently than any other pitch this season, tossing them 36.7% of the time. That's nightmare fuel for a Dodgers team that was horrendous against curveballs this year.Mookie Betts (.374 wOBA) was the only player on L.A.'s roster to post a wOBA over .335 versus the curve. Just three of 16 eligible Dodgers hitters finished above .315. Knowing the curveball is the Dodgers' kryptonite, it's safe to assume Morton will be going to it early and often.Additionally, while Buehler is a fantastic hurler, he doesn't profile all that well against this Braves offense. Atlanta smashes four-seamers, which Buehler throws nearly 45% of the time. The Braves have 10 regular position players who posted a wOBA of .350 or higher against four-seam fastballs this season, excluding the injured Ronald Acuna.Given the Dodgers' struggles against Morton's bread and butter, and with the Braves excelling versus Buehler's, I see value on Atlanta continuing to surprise and hang in Tuesday. For the first half of the game, anyway.Back the Braves to win or draw the first five innings at a very reasonable price.Bet: Braves +0.5 runs, F5 innings (-110)Astros (+110) @ Red Sox (-130)The Astros let us down Monday. They plated three runs in the fourth inning to get us within striking distance of the over on their team total before being silenced in five consecutive frames during an embarrassing blowout defeat.Good teams bounce back, though, and I expect the Astros' bats to do just that Tuesday.Nick Pivetta has pitched very well of late, but, like Buehler, he doesn't profile well against his opponent. Pivetta is an even more extreme fastball pitcher than Buehler, tossing it more than 50% of the time.Houston has a lot of guys who excel against four-seamers, with names like Jose Altuve, Kyle Tucker, Michael Brantley, and Yordan Alvarez all posting wOBAs of .382 or better versus fastballs. Altuve, Tucker, and Brantley all finished above .400.Additionally, rookie Jose Siri (.375 wOBA) wasn't far behind those four batters, and Carlos Correa (.355 wOBA, 50.4% hard-hit rate) also did plenty of damage against fastballs.I think the Astros will respond with their backs against the wall and make plenty of noise at the dish.Bet: Astros (+110)Todd Cordell is a sports betting writer at theScore. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @ToddCordell.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

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Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021

The ScoreRoberts: Urias was best option in 8th, still slated to start Game 4

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts turned to Julio Urias in the eighth inning of Sunday's Game 2 of the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves while nursing a 4-2 lead, but it didn't pay off.Urias allowed two runs on three hits in the inning and left with the game tied. Despite the collapse and eventual 5-4 loss, Roberts said postgame that he felt Urias was the best option in that spot, according to Juan Toribio of MLB.com.With left-handed hitters Eddie Rosario and Freddie Freeman leading off the frame, Roberts turned to his southpaw starter to shut the door. Left-hander Alex Vesia recorded a pair of outs earlier in the game, and while Justin Bruihl was on the bench, he pitched an inning in Saturday's contest.Urias, who threw 14 pitches in his lone inning of work Sunday, is still slated to start Game 4 on Wednesday in Los Angeles, Roberts said, according to The Athletic's Andy McCullough.Walker Buehler will start Tuesday's Game 3 opposite veteran right-hander Charlie Morton at Dodger Stadium.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

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Monday, Oct 18, 2021

TheRotoFeedBraves Add Chris Martin, Johan Camargo To NLCS Roster

The Braves enter tonight’s NLCS a little more well-rested than their counterparts from LA. Having finished the Brewers off in four games, the Braves are able to set their rotation as desired with ace Max Fried taking the ball in game one. After that, no decisions have been made, though Charlie Morton and Ian Anderson…

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Saturday, Oct 16, 2021

MLB Trade RumorsBraves Add Chris Martin, Johan Camargo To NLCS Roster

The Braves enter tonight’s NLCS a little more well-rested than their counterparts from LA. Having finished the Brewers off in four games, the Braves are able to set their rotation as desired with ace Max Fried taking the ball in game one. After that, no decisions have been made, though Charlie Morton and Ian Anderson…

Source: MLB Trade Rumors
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021


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