Thursday, June 12, 2008

Go Get 'em Charlie!!

Charlie Morton, the hard throwing right-hander, has been activated from the Braves 40-man roster. Charlie will be making his Major League debut this Saturday, June 14th against the California Angels. The game will be at 9:05PM in Anaheim, California.

For those of us who will never have a stadium filled with thousands of fans as our office, have fun out there because you belong. Congratulations Charlie, welcome to The Show! Go get 'em, we'll be rooting for you!

From the Braves official website:

Saturday, June 14 Angel Stadium of Anaheim 9:05 PM ET

Charlie Morton, RHP (0-0, -.--) Braves (32-34)

Ervin Santana, RHP (8-2, 3.01) Angels (41-26)

Scouting Report:

Braves: Morton will make his Major League debut on Saturday against the Angels. The 24-year-old right-hander has been impressive in Triple-A Richmond, going 5-2 with a 2.05 ERA in 12 starts. He did not give up a homer in 79 innings, and he struck out 72 while walking 27. Opponents batted .181 against him. Morton allowed a season-high four runs and four hits in five innings on Sunday. The Braves would have preferred to let Morton mature in the Minor Leagues, but weren't afforded that luxury with a rash of injuries to their starting rotation.

Angels: Santana left with a lead after another solid effort in Oakland on Sunday, but lost his shot at the win when the A's rallied to tie the game against the bullpen. Throwing consistently in the 95-97 mph range with a nasty slider and changeup, Santana struck out nine in 6 1/3 innings, leaving four runners in scoring position while allowing two earned runs on seven hits and three walks. Santana is having an All-Star caliber season, and he'll try to improve his stock against the Braves, a team he's never faced.