Thursday, October 8, 2009

Charlie Morton's Complete Game, 4-Hit Shutout

















Charlie threw a complete game, four hit shutout against Chicago on his last outing on Sept 30, 2009. Some quick stats from the 1st game of a day-night doubleheader in Wrigley.

Complete game, 4 hits, 0 ER
119 pitches, 76 strikes
Charlie faced 34 batters
8 K's, 3 Walks
Of the 27 outs recorded, 11 were ground balls, 6 were fly balls.

What is so impressive about this outing was that not ten weeks before, Charlie had taken the mound against the Cubs at Wrigley, and did not get out of the 1st inning, giving up 10 runs. The complete game shutout, throwing from the same bump in the same field, with the history that he had there, is about throwing 1st pitch strikes and getting into a pitcher's count.

We're proud of you Charlie, proud of how hard you fought this year, to show the League you belong. You have such an awesome privilege to pitch at the highest level, and today, the most important thing is, you proved to yourself you can do this and have fun.

Congrats, awesome stuff to watch. Remember the name, Charlie Morton.

Charlie being congratulated after the CG

From the Post Gazette

From MLB.com

From the PBC Blog

1 Comment:

Cynthia said...

That made us tear up! Thanks Jonny :)