Monday, June 16, 2008

Charlie Morton Wins First Major League Start Against Angels

Charlie Morton got the win in his first start against the Anahiem Angels last Saturday, where he went 6 innings, scattering 5 hits and 3 earned runs. He struck out 4 while walking only 1, and his ERA was 4.50. The at-bat against Kendrick was the most memorable for me, since he threw in to back the veteran off, and then came back with filthy off-speed stuff. Worked a lot of counts full, only to come back and get them. Although, if you asked Charlie, he might think the at-bat against Vladimir (Vlad!!?!) was more memorable for him, since he had to get out of the way pretty quick from the single up the middle at Charlie's head.

What most didn't know unless you read some of the newspapers is that apperently Charlie's flights kept getting canceled from Richmond to California. He finally got one to California and arrived at 5:30 AM (EST) in the morning. Talk about a memorable start. What's up with the airlines getting in the way of a man's dream?

Charlie gets his second start today at 2:05PM against the Texas Rangers at Texas. Go git it done.