Charlie Morton gave up 8 (7 Earned) in 3.1 innings. Typical Charlie. I admit I really did not even watch the game because I expected as much. I am tired of Charlie getting any pitching time.
Apparently though, he was not the only Pirate that was awful. Cedano, Milledg, and Young all showed why they are defensive liabilities. Doumit had a passed ball. Cedano laid down a no out bunt with runners on the corners with the pitcher hitting after him. Probably a missed sign. Awful stuff. After Morton left the Pirates gave up no more runs. Surprise.
In Doumit's defense, he has been hitting okay lately. He was 2 for 2 today with 2 walks, and a solo HR. Walker also homered. He is also hitting well.
Let's all hope that the Morton experiment is over. Please Brad Lincoln get the call up so you can start.
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