35 Burst results for "Charlie Morton"
Braves boost rotation, sign Morton for a year at $15 million
"Market is open and one of the nationals big rivals in the East Atlanta sounding pretty good free agent pitcher this morning, Charlie Morton to a one year deal worth $15 Million.16 game winner a year ago was with the Braves drafted back in 2002, Mike Rizzo and the Nationals, You know, he's always working on something. We have to wait and see what comes up as baseball free agency in full swing. Washington
Cleveland Indians decline options on closer Hand
"A number of options declined across Major league Baseball most ominous for free agents. The Indians turned down closer brand hands $10 million option. They placed him on outright waivers and no other team picked up hand Either. Rangers aren't picking up Cory Clubbers option. He pitched just one inning for them after being acquired from the Indians last offseason. Cubs declined. Jon Lester's option. The White Sox decline options for Edwina Carnesi own NGO Gonzalez. The Rays turned down Charlie Morton a mic So Nino's options and the Brewers didn't pick up options on infielder Jerko Eric Sogard announce builder Band
LA leads Series 2-1 after dominant Buehler start
"Dominant for Los Angeles, striking out 10 and six settings and pulsating performance in Los Angeles beef to have a race six to Friday night for a 21 World Series lead. Justin Turner, Harvard in the first inning against a surprisingly hittable Charlie Morton, who's chasing the fifth. Sadly suffer well Tampa Bay and all phases, leaving the Rays scuffling offense with a 206 average and 11 runs in the series.
Los Angeles Dodgers put on a show in Game 3 win over Tampa Bay Rays
"Angeles Dodgers have one game three of the World Series. They beat the Tampa Bay Rays. 6 to 2 Blue Blind Field in Arlington, Texas. The Dodgers now take up two games to one lead in the series. The Dodgers getting home runs from Justin Turner in Austin Barnes Max Muncy with a two run single. Walker Buehler was outstanding on the mound for the Dodgers, allowing just one run on three hits, Striking out 10/6 innings. Charlie Morton takes the lost for the Tampa Bay Rays. Randy arose. Arena homered in a losing cause.
Buehler leads Dodgers over Rays 6-2 for 2-1 Series lead
"Behind the superb pitching of Walker Buehler the Dodgers beat the rays sixty two Buehler allowed a run on three hits over six innings he struck out ten facing Tampa bay's Charlie Morton the Dodgers built a five nothing lead after four innings and weren't much threatened after that LA got solo home run from Justin Turner and Austin Barnes the rays Randy arose arena in his record tying eighth home run of this postseason now up two games to one LA is half way to its first World Series title in thirty two years I am mark Myers
Tampa Bay Rays' Charlie Morton battles Los Angeles Dodgers' Walker Buehler in pivotal Game 3
"The way up to the World Series Game three tonight. Are on ESPN Radio Doctors raise Bueller Morton is the pitching matchup Tonight Coverage begins. 7 30 Eastern tonight, here on ESPN radio, and you can hear every pitch on the ESPN app. You're in your car You're driving around. You have something you're doing tonight. If you want to listen to the game, it should be a really interesting game goes without saying That the Game three and a 11 Siri's is critical. Both teams have their best pitching going here. Both teams have their pitching lined up where they want it now in their bullpens fresh after a day of rest. Two best teams in baseball all year long Best in the American League versus the best in the National League in the best of five for a championship, unlike any the sport has ever seen, So if you like baseball, this is pretty good. Stage is set for a pretty good weekend and we'll see what we get. In the
Los Angeles Dodgers Hope To Rebound In Game 3 With Walker Buehler Taking The Mound
"Three winner of a 11 Siri's winds that Siri's Nearly 70% of the time. Not with a stake of the Dodgers raise resume The World Series in Arlington tonight. Walker Buehler, Charlie Morton on the mound. First pitch is shortly after seven. Central
Tampa Bay Rays Headed To Arlington For World Series After Beating Houston Astros 4-2 In Game 7
"Of the World Series with a four to win over the Astros in Game seven. Charlie Morton gets the win. He shuts out the Astros over five and two thirds. I try to simplify it to a game plan, the energy that I had coming into this game. I was completely confident in that in that game plan was completely confident Ze back there behind the dish without
Los Angeles Dodgers' Walker Buehler starts in NLCS Game 7 against Atlanta Braves
"Six of the NLCS. We've got no score between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers. If the Braves win this one, they'll head to the World Series for the first time since 1999. Pitching for Atlanta. Max Freed Dodgers countering with Walker Buehler tonight at 8 37. It's Game seven of the C s a trip to the World Series on the line in this one as the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Houston Astros. Charlie Morton will start for the Rays and for the Astros Lance McCullers, junior College football down in
"charlie morton" Discussed on WEEI
"How are you, my friend? I'm great, Tony. How are you? I'm wonderful. Thank you. All right, So let me let's talk about the raise their up two games to none on the Astros. Look, I let's remind people about the gays real quick and give us an idea of what they did in their 60 game schedule. Are they still doing that opener thing with because, with blanks show and Blake smelling Charlie Morton, they just letting the starters go a little bit longer than Sort of the idea that what they used to do. Yeah. Though This is a team that really doesn't need to rely on the opener anymore. And because of with now with Charlie Morton Tyler Glass now, I mean, they have Essentially, Ah, top three that can compete with anybody in the major leagues. And so no they don't have to. But today they're going to have to go with the guy that we traditionally have seen as maybe not the opener but a follower in Ryan Yarborough and they're going to. They're really going to need to get some length out of him and get him to To go deep into the game to take some of the pressure off of that bullpen, which is has really been worked hard over the last last several days. Even with the day off this, they've lean hard on the bullpen because they've been so good. What makes them what makes them as a team. As good as they were this. You look I know shortened season is kind of different, But this is a team that has been in the playoffs before and what they did to the Yankees, and the regular season is impressive. What they're doing against the Astros so far is impressive. It is And really, it's just everybody. It continues to be somebody different every single night and you know that's kind of the secret sauce. Sometimes that you need to win a championship. You need the Randy Arosa, Rayna's and manual Margo's and guys like that. You know, have been cast off from elsewhere, and the Rays have seen these guys. They've figured out ways to put them into their mixture and are able to get the best out of them that that maybe other teams. Didn't even see the potential that these guys had. Lucas who's gets the credit for what they've been accomplishing is general manager Is it Kevin Cash? I mean, this is again one of those teams. Not a lot of people are familiar with. They don't have a lot of big names that pop the bat. So who gets the credit for what they've been doing and getting to these playoffs? Well, it's always been the race organization to be ableto, find those players and and collect them and, frankly, to get them inexpensively because of the Rays situation, you know, they've always had one of the lower payrolls in all of Major League baseball and somehow found a way to make it work. And I think they've got the perfect guy in the dugout in Kevin Cash to be able to execute all of that, and when you have You know, it's kind of like that family atmosphere. All the players will complement each other. You know when you when you saw them and see some of the quotes from them after they won the last round of the playoffs, everybody was wonderfully happy for Mike Bra. So you know, and everybody was talking about him and said that Family atmosphere where they're all together. Yeah, I mean, it's kind of cliche, but this is a team that really does feel like a family and Kevin Cashes the You know the patriarch of all of that, and he's doing a fantastic job keeping everybody engaged and getting everybody to play their best. Especially now, when you need to be playing your best with the Astros down two games to none. Certainly not over they can get back into this series. I would have asked you this. A couple of days ago. Maybe on the eve of this Siri's Did you feel with the Astros regular season a losing record, but still play off bound that they were sleeping giant, Or did you feel like there was some problems within the organization? And this is a little bit more than than what they showed this is more than what they showed during the regular season. Yeah, I looked at that regular season and they never really got hot at all. I mean, it's finished with a below 500 record. They're just so many things. That the team had to eventually overcome a lot of it of its own making for sure, But yeah, this is a team that just you know, they didn't have Gerrit Cole. They didn't have Justin Verlander. I think those two guys From last year's team make a huge difference, so they're not as talented as they were last season. But when you get a chance to perform in the playoffs, and the short serious comes in And you know, it's what are you doing right now? They seem to be all healthy and you know to this point they've come through with the big hits and everything. They haven't so far against the raise, but they've been in both games. It's been they've been closed. But just the Astros have fallen short. In these two games. If I'm dusty Baker, am I looking at it as look a pitch here or there in thes two games gold completely different way or do I have to do something to get back into this series? I don't think so. I mean, you know, like I said that both both games have been closed. They've hit the ball hard. I mean, look at Alex Bregman, For example, last night went over five. And hit five balls on the nose, right? It was, like all of them. I think we're over 98 MPH exit velocity and he made five out of the race. Had him played perfectly. You know the double play in the ninth inning Last R yesterday. Was perfectly placed. Brandon Lau was right behind the bag at second base on the grounder by George Springer. He was able to step on the bag. Throw the first. I mean, there was you're potentially game tying game winning rally. And the Rays just snuffed it out. So it's one of those situations where I don't know that Dusty Baker can do anything else. I mean, he's putting his guys in the in the right position, and it's just not going there way now. They looked 11 men on base. I mean, they were. They were getting hits. I just couldn't get it across the plate. Enoughto you mark. The Margo Homerun sets a tone and they just couldn't score. Exactly, And that was that one. You know the error by by Jose Altuve a lead to three unearned runs in the first and he said the asteroid had 10 hits yesterday, and the Rays had four. But the Ray's got him at the right time. And when you allow a team like the Rays extra out In an inning. They can make you pay. And essentially, that was a different thing out to be a cynical love Second baseman. He made two errors yesterday. That's something that you know just one of those anomalies and in this case It pretty much cost him the wind. All right, let's go to the National League. Siri's Braves and Dodgers Atlanta winning getting four runs in the ninth, pulling away in that 11 game. That was very good, but stacked against stacked. I mean, these are two teams that can really hit home runs. They've got some guys that can really get some pop. But where is this? Siri's going to be one? Well, I think it's going to be one by death. I really do..
Fire sparked by gender-reveal device killed Hotshot crew boss
"Fire officials in Southern California say more than 1000 homes in the mountains north east of Los Angeles, remain threatened by the Bobcat fire. Matt Dillon with member station K. C. R W says a firefighter killed last week while working a fire in the San Bernardino Mountains has been identified. 39 year old Charlie Morton was a firefighter for practically his entire adult life. He joined the U. S Forest Service in 2006 and eventually became a squad boss for a crew of hotshots. The blaze that took his life Eldorado fire was sparked a gender reveal party. It's now burned more than 22,000 acres.
A look at all 16 possible World Series matchups
"Allow with us right now is is EMMA LB Major League baseball analyst insider extraordinaire the great one himself the one and only Kirk Chin who will be in attendance for tonight's Oakland a's Tampa Bay rays one game divisional playoff game. What's going on man? How are you how's everything I'm great Stephen? Even a I'm at a playoff game. It's a winner. Take all situation on October the second this is pretty good stuff. You really really liked this one game stuff don't you. You really liked him. Well what I think it does Stephen Obviously it brings a game seven half. Let's fear to the beginning of October that that game last night was a really good game but it was even better because the poor brewers had to go home after losing and granted. It's really unfair that one of these teams tonight both worked on ninety five or more games going to have to go home after one but it does bring increased integrity to the regular killer season. It makes those hundred sixty two games so important so you don't have to play in this game but the fact that the loser goes home home makes it. It has a level even high. I gotTA admit him. I'm very shocked by that position that you take because you are one of the most fair minded people I've ever known on and to go to a hundred and sixty two game season and it to come down told one game. It's it almost seems grew. It really does well. It is cruel stephen a but this is a cool sport and I was not in favor of this but here is the option if we were gonNA play a best best of three. Let's say and you are the New York Yankees. Let's say you want your division and you get to host the next round and we have ties leading into the wild card situation and then you play best of three it's possible the Yankees can win a hundred and ten game name say in a season and then take eight days off before they play a playoff game. That isn't fair you need to you need to really welcome the teams teams that won their division and put them in the best possible spot but if you make them wait a week before they get to play. I don't think that's fair. Wow Turkey right here with steven a radio. ESPN news fair enough. That game was something special last night at least the last couple of innings of soda to to to to Gino's keynote hit it to right field identify Grisham to commit that era. I gotTa tell you it was great to see how electric atmosphere was. How much did baseball Paul need particularly when we have just heard reports come down to how attendance drop but so like a six year low or something like that right well baseball can use all the health can get right now? It's still for me at least the greatest game and yet things are starting to slip a little bit and big game like that starting out like that in a city. That's like the biggest game the nationals of one well biggest game. A team in Washington is one baseball nineteen thirty three for goodness sake. That's what made it so good. That's why that celebration was so good and I'll crom tonight. Stephen Ain't no matter what happens this is gonna be a great night for baseball 'cause weighty. Did you see the Oakland Coliseum tonight with fifty thousand people in your they don't have the most fans in the world but the fans they have our rate and they are loud and it should be a tremendous atmosphere so this is a great jump start to the postseason in baseball last night in Washington and no matter what happens tonight tonight tonight in Oakland who you have when you look at tonight's game just evaluate this this match up to me between the as and Tampa Bay talk to me about you know who's looking good in mismatch in what well I like both teams. I'm GONNA pick I like it matters. I'M GONNA pick the as because they're at home. I'M GONNA pick the as Ashok MNAYA WHO's four no with a one twenty-one year as it's coming off the list has been great. Their bullpen is pretty darn good and they can just ask Mash Stephen a more than any team in the history of the Oakland A.'s in the franchise so they can really pounded but they're going up against Charlie Morton who was one of the best pitchers in the game this year. I saw his last start against your Yankees Steven A. and he he threw six scoreless. Let's see was completely dominant and if you throws like that he's GonNa win tonight. That's how good he was so this is a toss up game. I'll just take the as 'cause they gotta pick. Somebody and I'll take 'cause they're at home. You brought up my Yankee so let's get right to it because you know that's what I really really care about. Tim Kirk Okay. I'm very concerned earn. I am not concerned about the Minnesota twins even donate three hundred and seven home runs this year. I just think they're allergic to prosperity whenever their face against the New York Yankees the Houston Houston Astros are an entirely different matter with Verlaine with Cole Whitt Cranky. I don't see anybody beating. These guys. Talk to me about my yankees prospects. The this postseason Tim Kirk well first off. Do not look pass the twins. Even though I'm with you I believe will win. This series do not look past the team that can swing it like that. Team can second I think the Astros are the best team not just in the American league but in both leagues and I'm not sure how any team to navigate through those friends for you guys in the rotation especially coal and Burland at the top and I'm also going to tell you it's even a there or is hope that the Yankees can win the world series that make you really happy a bunch of things have to happen of course after mash like they always do the bullpen has to be great great like it always has been but Luis Severino comes back and give them five dominant innings. Can we've seen him do and if James Paxton this good he's one ten starts in a row. If Tanaka can give them one really good start or a few really good starts I think they are good enough to win the world series with the team that they have now but I still have them as the third best team in baseball go in behind the Astros and the dodge transitioned to the Los Los Angeles dodgers. They've got to face these Washington nationals in the LDS. How do you see that matchup handicap that for me well? I liked the dodgers in that matchup with the understanding understanding that if Max Scherzer can return to being the great Max Scherzer which he has not been since he came off the injured list is not he wasn't that guy last night. He wasn't that Guy September. If he returns to the best he's ever been with him. In Strasbourg Patrick Corbin they can give the dodgers a really really hard time with with that starting rotation and that lineup is very potent these days. I just think the dodgers are more complete team. They hit the ball out of the Ballpark ballpark with anybody. Three stars in the rotation are really good. My key question with 'em is is their back end to the bullpen as good as it needs to be Kenley Kenley Jansen get the people out. He needs to get out if he can't. They're not going to win the world series. How wants faiths the dodgers fans having jetson? I know I don't have much. I like the guy personally early but I I I don't. I don't trust him. I don't trust them a big spots. I think he can be hit. Talk to me about him. For a second yeah his is down his cuddled. It doesn't have the same movement to better tad in the past and that gives fans of pause. They do have some other health back there there but I really thought they'd go get more help at the trade deadline and they didn't so they're gonNA hope starting pitching and power is going to carry them and they're hoping pinged Kenley Jansen his best but I seen him much much better than he's been this year. What should we make about the fact that you've got high payrolls dodgers Yankees you know old? I don't know the order in which is the highest payroll. You would know that at this particular juncture but I must ask you Tampa Bay is in the postseason obviously lowest payroll in major league baseball well. I do believe I know that I mean how do you explain the fact that teams like the as in the Tampa Bay rays notoriously alot payrolls manage to get this fall and sometimes further dentist with the highest payrolls talked about that for a quick second as a protest. Why baseball is so great even a is that Lebron doesn't touch it on every possession? Kevin Durant doesn't touch it on every possession it is so much more of a eighteen game in its own way because you could lose a superstar and still be really good you have to draft and develop properly like the as and the rays done you have to play the game in a better manner because you can't afford to make a mistake because you know either in free agency or trade because it could set that you back with a raise did they. They got Austin Meadows and tyler glass now in a deal for Chris Archer Saint the whole team now they've ninety games two years in a row they they are really good but they're really 'cause they play the game even a defense base running better than most teams do instead of just sitting back saying well. We're GONNA hit a three run at home this morning so we don't have to do all the other things so. Let's get all of this out of the way right. Now Tim Cook while you're here with me. Yankees twins you. Have you have one in that series. I've got the Yankees over the twin yes with the warning. I say it again. Don't underestimate a team that hit over three hundred homers with the as as you picked as over the race tonight which means there as will go up against Houston obviously you pick in Houston to win that series assuming it comes down to that and the LDS correct yeah yeah but no cakewalk they're not against the as but I have the astros advancing against the how formidable on the Atlanta braves not mean I mean I mean at least in these parts. We talked enough about them. How good is this Atlanta braves team well? If Ronald Kunia junior and Freddy Freeman are completely healthy and they they want to finish the season they are the biggest threat to the dodgers in the National League for me. They're lying is absolutely relentless and with some of the pitching moves they made young and Old Dallas Cycle and the upgrades in their bullpen. I like that team. I don't like it as much as I like the dodgers but they can beat the dodgers with the team. They have right now so the nationals brightest moment was last night because you don't see them beating the dodgers correct I don't because they're going to start on the road. They've already use sure they're they've already Strasbourg people. They can get them back in time. I just don't think they held it too. I was worried shows a look tied at the floor four. Oh five in his last night I mean fifteen and won his last pitch and fit then it was I think it was at seventy seven pitches and he looked absolutely gassed. What does that about yeah? He's he's he's been hurt for portions of the year and he's had a little trouble getting that rhythm back in September and now in October and he is so max effort for on every single pitch when everything isn't working properly even he can get in trouble because almost nobody's better than him.
Can Rays-A's match NL wild-card craziness
"The Tampa Bay rays are an Oakland for tonight's one game American League wild card playoff with the athletics the winner goes on to the American League divisional series raise beat reporter Steve Carney says the team's chances depend on starting pitcher Charlie Morton he's been missed reliable for them and I think that they expect to get a big outing from Charlie and then to turn things over to what's been one of the best ball pains in the league Connor says the
A's wild-card game vs. Rays expected to sell out
"Excitement is building for tomorrow's one game playoff game between the Oakland a is in the Tampa Bay rays KCBS is Curtis Kim says some ticket agencies are saying it's the hottest game in town if you haven't got your ticket yet better hurry a supporter say it's going to be a near sellout I heard anywhere from forty seven to forty nine to fifty thousand they took out the tarp for the raiders and they're gonna they're selling those tickets I think for forty thousand P. pieces that way up there and what they call non Davis that's right the Cinco who spent three years as head of the ace boosters club Chris Dobbins of save Oakland sports says what a way to say we need to keep this team in town they've had great teams the last twenty years but unfortunately haven't gotten out of the first round it is just one game do or die you know they're trying their best guy Charlie Morton for the Tampa Bay rays we got our guides shaman I go and it is a one game playoff do or die first pitch at
Bieber, Hendriks, Muncy named All-Star fill-ins; Rendon out
"Oakland's Liam Hendriks Shane beaver be Indians and the Dodgers Max Muncie added to the rosters with Mike minor Charlie Morton and pretty red dawn dropping out due to injuries or rehab CC so badly will be honored to Tuesday's all star game the veteran left hander Spanish for seven and a half years with the Indians a three time all star for Cleveland and the twenty oh seven saw young
Struggling Mets fire pitching coach Dave Eiland
"Our time in baseball the mets have fired pitching coach dave alien and bullpen coach chuck hernandez the mets will name eighty two year old phil regan as their new pitching coach as a mets enter today's play with four sixty seventy or eighty third worst in the n._f._l. regan was a roving pitching coach in the mets farm system the giants sent out bumgarner tonight against the dodgers at dodger stadium and the as frankie montage going against tampa bay and charlie morton at the
Major League Baseball Preview: It's Opening Day 2019
"Opening day, and I cannot wait Madsen Yanks get everything started at one on five. I realize Harrison I was just looking over the schedule before the Mets and the and the Yanks are the only to apply at one zero five tomorrow one a Yankee actually one Mets for one zero five and then the other games will follow throughout to go around major league baseball right now, we welcome. And Scott Miller who's a national baseball columnist for Bleacher report scout amongst other things Scott happy opening day. I mean, this is this is a great grey day for baseball fans everywhere. A big slate of exciting action all across major league baseball. It is happy opening day to you as well. And yeah, it's it seems like it can't get here. Quick enough. I always say, you know, baseball more than any other sport has brings with it something that is unique that nothing else can say that simply as opening day equates. To the promise of summer, the promise of the last day of school is very close. It's getting closer. And who doesn't like the thought of summer vacation and whatever else and thought of war nights at the ballpark. Yeah. I mean, there's a lot of things that go into the other thing I would add to that. Scott would be the fact that you know, you have it there for you pretty much every night for the next six months, it's different than opening night and football way opening week, whatever it is. And then it goes away for a few days. And then it's once a week baseball. Once it starts, it is six months of basically there for you every single night. And that's what I love about it. Yeah. No question. I mean, I I know, you know, even you know going back as a kid growing up in Michigan. I grew up about thirty miles south of Detroit so back then I followed the Tigers. And, you know, just, you know, your kid, and you can't you know, you don't have your driver's license yet or anything. Thing every night the summertime you had a friend. You had you had your Tigers. In my case on TV. College. I had a great summer job at a state park in Michigan. Yeah. During my summers off in college and state park, quite often. I would be a permit but without front as cars came in. I take their money, you know, the three bucks or whatever cost command and a state park was over near lake eerie and not only were you outside in the summer. But I had a radio in that booth and I worked at three thirty to eleven thirty shift and listen to music up until about seven or seven thirty. And then I click over to hurry. You know him and Paul Carey telling me all about whatever was going on with the Tigers at night. And you're right. It every night every day there there there's something that just build slowly. And slowly, you know, like a great book read a chapter, maybe grabs you, then the next one. And then you go on and what the Mets in particular. And you're right. I mean, that's that's the beauty of what the Mets in particular. You get excited early on because the Mets own opening day. Matter of fact, they've won thirty seven of the west forty nine last year. They started started twelve and to Scott and everybody at least around here. At least myself I was excited about this ball club in and then they went into the tank naturally. So that book got pretty bad in a hurry. You look at this meds ballclub in the National League east in particular. Where do you rank the Mets right now in the NFL is heading in opening day? You know, I it not deduct a question. But is that's what's gonna be fascinating about the summers. I think anywhere from first to fourth. I mean, you know, depending on health depending on the way things go, I mean, you know, the National League east more than any division of the game. You had teams trying to better themselves trying to to to you know, deliver that knockout punch in the wintertime with trades and free agent signings. Dom, you know, I mean the nationals I think everybody talks about them losing Bryce Harper. And the funny thing there is I think a lot of people are kind of dismissing the nationals because hey, they lost Bryce Harper. That kid want. Soto is great Victor rollerblades is coming out. They're going to be good Phillies made their moves Atlanta won the division last year. You know, I like what the Mets did. I think they they they they made some smart moves. You know, obviously you start with the pitching. Graham, and how about the ground versus shirts or the mile. I mean talk about a great opening day matchup but him center, Dr Wheeler. I like getting Edward D as I mean, people Robertson knows the bigger name. I, of course, still and people say, oh, can I was going back to New York? But Edwin d as the this kid was as good a closer was in a game last year for Seattle. That's a great addition. You know? Behind the plate. You know? Wilson ramos. I think there's some promise, and it's gonna take health and has gonna take some, you know, smart play and Conforto needs to continue to improve. But you know, like, I said without doc in the question. I mean, I thanks go. Well, I think they're gonna content put it that way. I think you'll see a fourteen horse race down into the last into August and September and how about the National League overall. We don't need to go into the specifics of each division here. But you mentioned Al the National League east can be in the brave yet through the defending champs and natural good even without harbor Phillies. Clearly better their lineup on paper looks loaded Mets made some improvements. So those four teams should be battling there. I mean, you look at the rest of the National League. How do you feel the central is gonna plan everybody? I know loves the cubs this year people high in the cardinals brewers are pretty darn good. You're talking now we just went over to divisions in there are seven teams potentially to be the playoffs even with the reds improving. I still don't think that they're realistic realistic. To be playoff team. And then in the west I mean, yeah. At least have two or three teams fighting for the postseason. So Scott when you look at it, how do you see the wildcard plan out? I mean, you could give me the divisions. I but in the National League the Walker is going to be intriguing. Yeah. It is. Because you're you're right. I mean, you know, the cubs ninety five or more games. I think for four years in a row at you know, they they have a really good team. You know, the one team I'm keeping an eye on. I I'm not so sure about no walkie. I mean on paper, they look really good. But they're one team that kind of disrespect starting pitchers. I mean, they're they're success last year aside from the smart moves to get Renzo Kane and Christian yelich their success. Was that bullpen was phenomenal. Josh Hader is back and going to be really good. But you know, Jeremy Jeffress has a sore shoulder. Corey knievel sore elbow to start the year. Those were two guys that played a big role in that broke in the bullpen. So my question with the brewers. I think for them to repeat last year. They've got to have the bullpen pitch. Every bit as good as it did last year. And I'm not sure both sides are so volatile. I'm not sure if they're going to be able to match what they did last year. So, you know, that's why I'm watch wants Milwaukee. Cincinnati. Please is gonna hit like a zillion home runs in that ballpark. He's probably gonna drive the rats crazy with some of his antics. They'll be fine. Say Lewis is gonna be good doubt. Dodgers everybody talks about Clayton Kershaw unavailable for opening day because he's opening on the injured list, but they're pretty deep. And I think they still are the favorites in the National League West Colorado's right there. Again, you talk about all the teams that are contenders. I'm not sure. But I tell you what for the first time in ten or fifteen years, the Padres have become relevant. Manny machado. It's gonna be fascinating to see what he does especially after playing the villain, and I told her and I was shocked. You know, the Padres went the opposite way of what most teams do keep the kids in the minors to buy an extra year of service time delay free agency. They call up their kid Fernando taste junior is going to be the opening day lineup playing shortstop tomorrow as well. Next Chato and he's juniors right there next to Blad. Gratitude here is one of the best prospects of the game. So you know, everywhere you look a lot to be excited for we're talking about Scott Miller national baseball columnist for Bleacher report. Yeah. And that's Scott. Normally I feel like you could read the predictions from everybody in America that writes these predictions. Are you looking at it yourself? It's hard to pick against the teams who are consistently. They're hard to knock off the cobs hard to knock off the nationals. The dodgers, then maybe you take one or two different teams making the playoffs this year in the National League in particular when you look at it going into the year. Maybe I'm wrong. Greg me, if I am I see more parody than ever before you can make a scenario as we just mentioned a bunch of different teams. I wouldn't be shocked if any of those different scenarios happens where you can have three to four teams in each division competing for playoff spots. Yeah. I think that's true. I think that's that's healthy for baseball. Because I, you know, look we're coming off a season where attendance dropped about four percent last year and seventeen of thirty teams saw tennis declines. And there are various reasons for that. You know baseball will tell you a big part of the reason is the April and may weather last year in the east and midwest was really bad, cold, rainy and fans just didn't want to come out. I'm sure that's a contributing factor last year. Was the first year in baseball history. Whenever more strikeouts than hits. I think the way the games being played right now is a contributing factor to attendants declining. But the third contributing factor in my opinion, is you know, we've reached that stage. You know, we were tanking is kind of gotten away from that a little bit this year. But if you want to say tanking or rebuilding clubs have realized the middle's the worst place to be if we can't win we need to strip things down and rebuild. And I think too many teams in the last couple of years have have done that. And so what you've gotten is is, you know, fans in number of cities losing interest in the game because their local team is trying so hard it's basically stripping down rebuilding. So the fans are like, well, what's there to be excited about what you just said in the National League to that last point? I think finally in the National League at least you're right as you look. Around. You don't see, you know, a third of the league or more rebuilding. You see teams that they think they can win in that are giving their fans reason to hope and that is not the case. Of course in the American League's we transition narrow let's start with the American League east. Let me ask you this way. More concerned with the Yankees injuries slash starting rotation or the Red Sox bullpen heading into the year. Yeah. It's Baltar concerns. I you know, I I pick the Red Sox to win the division last year. And I'm leaning that way this year because I respect that Red Sox rotation. Chris sale, David price report, Selo and company. And also, I think the Red Sox where I like him last year, and I still sort of do that lineup. I think there are back at more strikeouts than hits in the game. There are fewer strikeouts. In the Red Sox lineup there. It's a nice mix of power in contact hitters on base guys guys that can put the ball in play. Whereas, you know, as we know the Yankees lineup is really exciting. But at Tanah homers, and and you guys are going to strike out a bunch. So that's sad. I would give the edge the Red Sox, but they didn't bring Craig kimbrel back Joe Kelley was under rated and that bullpen last year. He was a free agent went to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers. So. So the Red Sox bullpen is a work in progress. I tell you what. There's a chance that bullpen could make Alex Cora. Look not so smart after they made him look really smart in his debut season. As manager last year, you give the raise any chance to make ninety games for goodness sake or ago. Yeah. I think so I mean, you know, look Blake's now, you know, part of the fun. This year is is is is is it is every year is finding out. You know, what our guys gonna certain guy's gonna do for an encore Blake Snell is one of those. I mean Cy Young winner last year phenomenal. But the baseball history is stacked with all kinds of you know, one hit wonders guys that were great one year. And then they they did repeat the m-. The thing about baseball. It makes it so difficult is, you know, the the Mark of a great player is consistency over a number of seasons. You know, when you turn a guys baseball card over, you know, the statistic line. Doesn't jump out at you from one year. But rather over five six seven years is pretty consistent. And that's what Blake's now is going to have to build this year. He's got to build on what he started last year. And that's gonna be interesting. I liked the addition of Charlie Morton, former Houston Astro into the rotation in Tampa Bay that's going to help. They got some good things going on Tampa Bay.
"charlie morton" Discussed on Starting9
"Eight zero be thirtieth by deal. Thirty nine years old whoever somebody will be six seventy yet. Yeah, I'm happy with the bad deal. If I'm the AKIs Charlie Morton going to the Tampa Bay rays. Was very surprised to see this to be honest is very surprised to see Tampa Bay acknowledged. The fact that starting pitchers were also free agents was going to see maybe are they going to move Charlie Morton to the bullpen. This is I don't know if you're I applaud the move. I applaud it because you're getting a good pitcher in Charlie Morton, you're coming up ninety win season and kind of like back to back winners or not winners necessarily a year window where you've had players who have performed for you. And then you've just said all right? Well, see later, they they got rid of. They got rid of talent last winter. They got rid of talent at the trade deadline, and despite that still won ninety games. So I applaud I applaud the raise for going out in actually signing a good pitcher here in Charlie war who they got Blake's. Now. So young. They got Charlie Morton Tyler glass now. All right. They'll be all right. Maybe this is maybe this is them identifying again what I think. I mean, you like Charlie Morton, a little better you like Lance Lynn a lot better a lot better. So you're expecting more out of Charlie Morton, but it might just still be that same approach on a on a bigger scale on a in the in the grander scheme of things. Meaning this is a guy who can just give us wallet quality innings. We're anticipating quality innings out of him. Here's a question for both of you guys. It might be too early to really tell me it is too early. But I guess you can also sort of forecast. Whether or not have makes any other moves from here on out but over under eighty nine and a half wins for the twenty nineteen Tampa Bay Rhys. Under. Yeah. I think I'm still going to have to say under because they're in the AL east, and they're still going against the Red Sox and the Yankees that's see think they're going to add Charlie Morton and then regress from last season. Yeah. I mean, there's there's still questions ofensive -ly. I'm not being held to this. It's it's December. But if you're asking me now to make decision I'm going to take slightly under on eighty nine point five y'all give them you know, what I'll give them eighty six. How's that? Okay. It's fair. Yeah. Okay. I can live with that you want. You guys wanna hot fire nuggets? Oh on it's more. So ninety one pitchers started at least ten games in the AL last year gay Blake snow ranked fifth in strikeout rate. Ryan Stanic one of their openers ranked seventh the eggo castio another one of their openers ranked tenth Morton ranked eleventh and glass now ranked twelve not a lot of balls in play coming out of the starting rotation for the Tampa Bay rays on paper. I think. I don't know. I I would. I'm going to take the over on eighty nine and a half for Tampa next year under the assumption that they're not done making moose. I don't know if those are going to be oh, don't think. That I could I could see the Tampa Bay rays signing. Nelson groups. And then what while that's a different. I mean Elliot's talked right. That's. Closer to home. Sure is closer to home. Stick. That's that's where I'm placing Nelson Cruz Tampa. If you're going on science Charlie Morton, you're kind of being like, all right? We're willing to spend some money on perhaps some undervalued pieces out there, and maybe Nelson Cruz because his age little bit undervalued me is probably gonna get what one two year deal. So. Yeah. Tampa while not fucked getting good no cruise over down Tampa Bay. Anything else you gentlemen, would like to discuss this evening. Oh, we have to talk about. Right. Kite. Are you tired? Dallas your vape always dying. Just tired and general..
"charlie morton" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"He's had a great month yet keep him in. And let him just listen, man. You see this in sports all the time or a great player in baseball. A rod gets into a funk and loses confidence we've seen. Lebron James multiple times lose you saw. Join Miami lose confidence in his jumper. When. You get pro athletes, and they feel great about themselves, and they got the chest puffed out and they're doing it. Just let them go, man. It's hard enough to be a visiting team from a warm weather situation to play in that stadium. This time of the year. And you got a guy that feels great about himself, and you're going to a binder and by the way last year in game seven of the World Series Charlie Morton pitcher for the Astros a starter. And they put him in the bullpen. He goes the last four innings of the game. Well, we're the analytics on that. They're no analytics say use Charlie Morton starter. No. They brought in a man Justin Verlander, a world-class hall of fame starter. Come out of the bullpen, you go. With man lyrics in these big spots. I trust Charlie Morton, I trust Justin Burland her you this idea that you can use all these analytics pocket protector stuff. It works for a lot of games. But when you get to the Western Conference finals, and it's you know, it's Kevin. Durant? And you got you know, LeBron against him throw that crap out. These are the two ALPHA's in the league. Let them roll who's hot. And I think Dave Roberts last night. I think he did himself a huge disservice. I think the dodgers front office, and that's the kind of stuff in baseball. Now, we don't see managers do much the pitching change. We see them do it, and what it doesn't go. Well, it just sticks out it. It's a it's just a flashing red light. Not not a good, look and Smoltz in a-rod both called this puppy. Be sure to catch live additions of the heard weekdays at noon eastern, nine AM Pacific on Fox Sports radio.
"charlie morton" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"He's had a great month yet. Keep him in and let him just listen, man. You see this in sports all the time or a great player. In baseball, a rod gets into a funk and loses confidence. We've seen LeBron James multiple times lose. You saw join Miami, lose confidence in his jumper when. You get pro athletes and they feel great about themselves and they got the chest puffed out and there it just let them go, man. It's hard enough to be a visiting team from a warm weather situation to play in that stadium this time of the year, and you've got a guy that feels great about himself and you're going to a binder. And by the way last year in game seven of the World Series Charlie Morton pitcher for the Astros a starter and they put him in the bullpen. He goes the last four innings of the game. Well, where are the analytics on that? They're no analytics say use Charlie Morton of starter? No. They brought in a man. Justin Verlander a world-class hall of fame starter come out of the bullpen. You go with Mana Lennox in these big spots. I trust Charlie Morton. I trust Justin Burland you this idea that you can use all these analytics pocket protector stuff. It works for a lot of games. But when you get to the Western Conference finals and it's, you know, it's Kevin. Durant and you got, you know, LeBron against him, throw that crap out. These are the two ALPHA's in the league. Let them roll who's hot. And I think Dave Roberts last night. I think he did himself a huge disservice. I think the dodgers front office and that's the kind of stuff in baseball. Now we don't see managers do much pitching change. We see them do it and what it doesn't go. Well, it just sticks out it. It's just a flashing red light, not not a good look and Smoltz in a-rod both called this puppy joy. The news. This is the headline news. So how'd Shurmur said yesterday that he expects Eli manning to remain the giants quarterback after the trade deadline? I don't know why that's shocking, but naturally, this leads you I being asked about it. I haven't thought about this trade scenario. This organization is the only team I've I've ever played four and and only thing I know in in a love, New York, giant. I, you know, I can't talk to imagine being being with another organization. It sounds like he lies kind of gonna make it really difficult. I mean, you say that and it, although I think at this point can can you go to that emotional? Well, if your ally again, can you go to the or people like dude, you can last year it was the puppy dog face ally manning, and everybody was like, hey, you're picking, but now you're one in six, it's time to rip the band aid off. Well, 'cause last year it was mostly put on coaching for why like wasn't playing well, but there was there was a lot of pressure on macadamia to get it together. So there was kind of a Bill in excuse there. I don't understand this trait. This trade scenario who we're at this come from who's trading manning now, what they're doing is tanking. The giants are actually in the raiders are trading away. Good players that's called tanking in the NFL because of the NFL you have to play hard every week or you get hurt. The way to tank is what the raiders are doing. Khalil Mack have Amari Cooper, and then you lose a bunch of games. Get it up pack and you get a. Quarterback the giant essentially by trading snacks. Harrison is really good and by moving, you lie apple. What you're saying is we're giving up on this season and we, we have a topic. We want to have a top three draft pick and get a quarterback manning has a no trade clause in his contract. So, yeah. Really up to him. So Jon Gruden second as head coach of the raiders off to a rough start as you just mentioned. And now it sounds like he's quickly lost the trust of many of his players according to victory for the athletes..
"charlie morton" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Which is pretty fun. I love that. I'm David Ortiz. Look. I think the one thing that's been born out in the first three games of the series. Dave is that while the Astros were the champions last year while they got some great names in their line-up, whether it's because the injury or lack of performance, the difference in depth between these two lineups is staggering at this point. What do you think? Yeah, absolutely. A reading this team, one hundred eight, eight games and I thought the biggest out of the game was Ryan brazier getting the unstoppable. Alex break into line out when it was still treated to in the seventh at, you know, everybody was worried about that Boston bullpen heading in this series, Ryan brazier, Matt Barnes, Joe Kelley, and this post-season fifteen innings. Four hits one run, and that was a nerd. Those three have been very good, and that's a key reason. The Red Sox lead the series. No question about it. And now in game four. You have Charlie Morton starting for the Astros report Selo for the Red Sox record Selo. I think the respect for him in the game has climbed during this postseason because of his work, not only out of the bullpen, but the start that he made with Charlie Morton. It's very interesting to me because he's such a question Mark. We talked about David price and how he really hadn't pitched that much in the month leading up to his start in game three. I think it was what twelve innings and thirty two days. We'll Charlie Morton. It's even more than that. I think it's what ten innings in his last thirty eight days. He finished the season with a sore shoulder. The Astros probably don't have a strong idea of what they're going to get out of Charlie Morton today. What do you think the ad you're right yet? Hasn't pitched him two weeks and his final outing regular season where three innings in one, any voice pitch for names in a month. Yeah. AJ Hinch half ready with plan plan b. c. and d. right off the bat, if Borton doesn't have it or if shoulder is soaring, he's. Got plenty of depth and that bullpen you got Lance mccullers and Josh James and calling the q. move all started, you know, obviously in the past. So he has option big, big issue though. I don't know what Charlie Morton has been able to give the Astros today after game three, Alex Cora was asked about Chris sale who rejoined the team during the course of gained three Chris sale told him that he's okay. He's gonna throw today, and then they'll determine whether or not he actually is going to get a starting game five learn about that later today. An interesting replay situation last night's game happened, Dave because of this play give listen. Tony camp was in left field, Steve Pearce at the plate Hackel at the belt. Swing and a high fly ball left field. Can't going back camp at the track. Can't hear the wall lead. Any the ground won a chance? The little guy climbed the score board and stole extra basis from Steve Pearce. And so they went to replay review on that. And the decision came down from New York. The call was confirmed that was the decision. But then after that, a lot of super slow. MO, tight video showed up on social media, and if I saw a billion times lesson looked at it and you look at the shadows and you look at the possible dent in the scoreboard, you listen for the sound, and I gotta say that if I had to be right one way or the other and you put a gun to my head and said, what happened on that play? I think it actually hit the scoreboard and wanted to catch glove. What did you think? Yeah, that's right there that one video circulating where it looks like there's no Mark on the wall, and then there's a Mark on the wall as it goes into Kemp gloves. So I think they missed it. I guess we're just fortunate that play ended up not affecting the Red Sox won. I don't know that we would have done if that play, you know, does affect the final score. We still be up arguing about. It in had no sleep last night BUSTER. So my favorite part of the play though is after the game, somebody asks tone. He can't were that rank among his all time catches and Egypt dead and fifteenth. So. Twenty camp credit for some quick humorous. Thinking after the game, you know they lost..
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MLB -- Cole Hamels giving Chicago Cubs just what they needed
"In baseball including for, the Washington. Nationals who enter. Tonight's play six games behind the Phillies for first place in. The NFL east Atlanta of course in. Second four and a half games in front of. The nationals is Washington's had a good week in terms of record but they haven't really gained any ground in their playoff chase the nationals sit right. Now four and a half behind the Braves for the second wildcard spot in the National League is well Atlanta also off tonight only the. Phillies out of the top three teams in the NFL east playing and Philadelphia's in Arizona with a scoreless game in the fourth the Braves And nationals will actually play each other in a four game series that starts tomorrow with a. Double header tonight Jake Arrieta facing Zach godly at chase field, area was, Owen four, with a six sixty six ERA in June four, and with, a two eighty in July this is his first start in the month of August Phillies. Have played well against the, nationally west in fact they've played above. Five hundred against every division they've encountered this year only the cubs Yankees and Red, Sox can, say the same the Diamondbacks in first place to in the National League West as Arizona tied with the dodgers entering today's, play LA is off so Zona could go back up, a half game if they win in Colorado tonight the Rockies lead the pirates to nothing in the fifth Rockies two games out of. The. NFL west spot. As far as I place goes actually further out of the wild card two and a half games behind Atlanta for that second wildcard spot, so Kyle Pitching tonight against Joe. Must grove Colorado scored two in the fifth. To take to nothing lead on the pirates bad news for Pittsburgh they've lost six of their last ten after winning eleven straight. Games good news one nine out of their. Last twelve at Coors field they'll have. Some time to come back tonight in Denver cubs lead the royals two to one that games in the seventh inning. At Kauffman stadium Cole hamels has only allowed one run. So far in his first two starts as. A member, of the cubs that run came in the second inning tonight the. Cubs got a couple back hobby or bias with this twenty, fifth home run of the year is the third fastest cubs second baseman twenty five home runs in a season only Ryan sambergen. Nineteen ninety and Rogers Hornsby in nineteen twenty nine. Got there more quickly than by, as this year as the cubs have a lead and then a place they have not played very often. Just their fourth trip ever to Kansas City Miami beat Saint Louis earlier, two to one certainly that helps things for the National League central. And wow Wildcard teams involved with the cardinals who take a step back after losing against the Marlins way in, Chen has been very. Good in south Florida this year just not so good outside of. It Chen, with a one ninety four ERA at home ten twenty. Seven on the road he beat Luke Weaver tonight havi garra got the save for the Marlins Starling Castro hit a home run in the Miami. Two one win over the cardinals and the American League Yankees trying on a different color of socks and this time it worked out a little bit better. For them they lead the Chicago White Sox seven to nothing in the eighth inning labor tore and Neil Walker of hit home. Runs for the Yankees tonight I start as a Yankee for Lance Lynn he worked seven scoreless innings at guaranteed rate field the Red Sox are off so the Yankees will make up a half game tonight they'll be nine games out so long as they hang on to beat the White Sox tonight. Yankees haven't won a road series in a. Month trying to get off to a good start in Chicago Cleveland blinked Minnesota ten nothing is Trevor Bauer struck out. Eleven to get his eleventh win powered. Our two hundred six strikeouts on the season that's, a career high for him and. It makes him one of. Just four Indians pitcher since nineteen twenty to. Get to. Two hundred or. More strikeouts in the first twenty four starts of a season Corey kluber did it last year Sam McDowell and Bob feller. The other two Bauer beat Kyle Gibson tonight yonder Alonso Brandon Guyer. Jason kipness Senate went Encarnacion all hit home runs for the Indians they have a ten game lead now in the AL central Seattle could. Use a win they were up three nothing at. Texas but now that game is tied three three. In the eighth Mike Xenos, said a home run for the Mariners in that game. Seattle normally scores a lot of runs in Arlington averaging nearly eight per game over there last. Six, contests at globe life park in Texas but just three tonight and trying to come back and recap Capture the lead. Against the Rangers tonight, Seattle two and, a half behind Oakland for the second, wildcard spot in the. American League the as two and a half behind the Yankees for. The first wildcard. Spot although Oakland off tonight so they'll, fold a three games behind the. Yankees if the Yankees win Detroit leads the angels, one nothing they're playing in the second inning and Anaheim tonight NNcholas Castanos for the homerun off of Nick Tropeano Matthew Boyd the. Starter for the Tigers Houston is. All banged up. There in San Francisco, tonight, Charlie, Morton. Against Derek Rodriguez both starters have been. Pitching well zero zero game in the second Astros added George Springer and Lance mccullers junior to the disabled list today already, Jose, altuve and Carlos Correa. On, the, DL though Houston still. Ahead in the AL west of, four game lead over the as entering tonight's action here in New York the, Mets win they beat. The reds six two four they take game one in. This series we'll have the highlights when we come back on the.
"charlie morton" Discussed on KTRH
"Oh man all those years watching some really fun astros teams great years in there but never a dominant team like this in terms of winning julia morales tweeted yesterday i remember when it took an entire season fifty one two fifty one wins she does look good and she looks good day in day out that's a long season in the long day for her right she still looks fantastic so this team it really is in my lifetime and fortyseven years i've never seen anything in astros baseball even in that realm last night charlie morton had five or had his fifth double digit strikeout game of the season fifth prior to this year in what he come out oh eight ten eleven years in ten or eleven years let's say ten years he had four double digit strikeout games games where he struck out ten or more in ten years he's had five and we're in we're not even in july at five in the season the guy has has outdone his career in once in one half of one season was just amazing and every one of these gases doing that every single one of them we went to that game was it last wednesday the replica ring game crockett had been wanting to go replica ring game since they first announced that three home runs back to back to bat or homerun you get the point back to back to back we'll do i mean how often do you see that in your lifetime much less get to be at the game and see it good stuff good stuff where we sit an occupied congressman new york new york tossed there and look i'm not opposed to toss in your longtime congressman but new york tossed their longtime congressman and sent this guy oh cossio to congress and when you read this guy's list of campaign promises this is occupied socialism i mean this guy makes bernie look rational unbelievable that this guy could get elected to congress in the united states of america but that's that's what we're dealing with alexandria or cossio cortes wow wow she she.
"charlie morton" Discussed on Bang the Book
"Charlie morton great curveball pretty good changeup mixes pitches really well they did nothing against him last week they face him tonight on a match up with my clemenger indians hit fastballs very well when they get lance mccullers that's a problem when they get charlie morton that's a problem you'll who did they hit in that series against houston all they tag dallas in the first inning dallas go throws a decent amount of fastballs so those are some of the team specific matchup specific things that you want to look for and again all this in my notes and obeying the book dot com if you want those are let's go down the lines talking about some line movement that we saw since i was last on the air on monday on tuesday we saw some trevor our money come in against tyler jet would that was an area to exit play because chat would has walked eight ton of guys this year but for the most part had worked around it wasn't able to do that in that start there against the unions gave up a threerun homer to jose ramirez and that was pretty much the deathblow there in that start for chat with it was only i think the fourth or fifth home run he's allowed this year but remember from an exit standpoint you know again i talked about this on monday show or maybe it was last thursday show whenever i had a big rant about this that extra really doesn't matter to a lot of pitchers anymore i will talk about one with the line move on wednesday where it does matter but again a lot of guys aren't some guys are going to be in that league average range and they won't have those big era to exit discrepancies some guys just aren't going to post a league average homerun to fly ball rate whether it's on the low end or the high end so why use xb why does it matter it doesn't so a pretty big move on tuesday with the miami marlins that was on caleb smith going up against the mets and zack wheeler by the way zack pitched very well this season one of the best average loss against on fastballs he pitched well in that game but the mets just can't hit lefties with the injuries that.
"charlie morton" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"We're not paying attention to nose and people are swinging for the fences and willing to strike out we know we know part of it is a strikeout rate there are the acceptance of the strikeout rate on the on the on the side of the hitter they don't care as much but still it's not like we're talking about young players over here listen i i know that verlinden got nasty stuff i i know that mccullers has a filthy deuce charlie morton got my attention but we'll do baseball later on kimmel or hoops tonight the nba is back at least for a brief respite after being here but being very uninspiring gary predictably predictable agree you know and listen may very well might get around tonight who knows could be around celtics bay could be around cavaliers big could be something in the middle right say but you know what it doesn't even matter because at this point we're not getting a five game series either way you know what i mean we have to there are two and both to two games too so we're getting six games regardless which is makes it makes it better the question be can be which one of these teams steps up in has a big road a performance or in the case of the houston rockets as we you know we're spending the last segment on them can they hold serve they have the advantages what they played for sixty five games winning sixty five games on a regular season so that when you steal one against the golden state warriors which you knew they were going to have to do it some point in order to you know best them because golden state can win on the road but if they lose at home then then you have them in a little bit of an edge we move over to the celtics series the question is all the plagued them in those two losses in cleveland does it just wash completely away when they get back home four did they does it linger a little bit does the lebron affect linger a little bit for the celtics squad i think it goes away but i wouldn't be.
"charlie morton" Discussed on WEEI
"I don't wanna i don't wanna go that far i i you know to me i mean the astros there's a lot been distant made about their commitment to analytics and and the things that they've done you know to to to change the way the guys like charlie morton and even justin verlander pitch when they came over the organization garrett cole too i mean they've talked about using the foreseen fastball more with with verlinden was using the slider more morton was generally a two seamer guy got hit with a ton of ground balls when he was with his previous team so they've changed his style they encourage him to throw harder to throw hot get higher zone so it's not just teaching guys to cheat or it may not be at all heating teaching guys cheat i'm reluctant to use that word but you know it does it does bear some closer scrutiny here i think it just in general what what the possibilities are now that we have the the technology to measure this and to do some testing and see whether bauer is onto something the dark knight is now gone night from new york matt harvey's heading to cincinnati in return devon messa rocco who ironically like harvey had a great two thousand fifteen since can't stay healthy to you who got a better deal the mets are the reds you know i it right now it's it's it's damaged goods on both sides i think you know i'm not sure the ups what what kind of upside is still there for for harvey the rasic outlet surgery really is is a is a threat thoracic outlet syndrome is really you know a health issue that that very few pitchers have successfully come back from with with the same kind of stuff you know and i think between that and the mileage that harvey put on his arm coming back from tommy john surgery i.
"charlie morton" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Charlie morton tell that bar told there's always outliers yeah those guys that you mentioned have two major surgeries like they're probably has probably not it's convenient use those surgeries as an argument against him when you want to say a season's over his careers over well not for him but you don't use those injuries when it comes down to saying really truly is wrong with him that's the point is that if you look at the history of pitchers who have had that theoretic outlet surgery they don't come back the same there's one guy who's been okay who was the rest of the guys it's like one start they've been all right and then they fell off the face of the earth so we can do it what would you have done if you're the mets like releasing him or not that you have done so i do believe that there is an internal strife there that has gone on for the last three years there's no question about that all of that stuff has been exacerbated with the injuries in what i'm sure is in the back of my matt harvey's mind that he laid it all on the line for the mets and he's getting treated i keep probably feels like dirt by the mets but then again you have to and i've also said this at times he has been his own worst enemy i agree with all the assessment of all of that but i also understand that the guy basically went through two major injuries and nobody nobody there there are those of us who are realistic about what has happened to him basically i don't wanna give them a pass but you can't not look at those injuries and say that that hasn't had a profound everybody is saying that and that's on his on him physically but also on him mentally.
"charlie morton" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"And that is why these guys are great they are really their stuff is sensational and when it comes to the mental part of the game there and virtually everyone else yeah i can't wait to watch it again it'll be on espn plus tonight yesterday the astros won again they beat the seattle mariners and charlie morton was outstanding again his ascension is incredible to me tim that someone who you know so many injuries in so many issues and sort of slog along and to now have him in emerge as one of the top ten starting pitchers in baseball it's absolutely incredible and i always go back to what age age told us about the first conversation that the astros had with charlie morton after they signed him to the two year contract he looked at them it said why did you do that i don't understand and apparently there was a hold up after the astros made the two year offer and they're working through some details and charlie morton call his agent and said what is the holdup on finishing the two year deal and the agents said well we're working through some incentives or whatever it was and charlie's response was get it done finished at til because he'd been in such a so many difficult situations earlier in his career this is pretty cool for a guy at age thirty four to merge like this it's amazing and i go back to matt die as a we've in the pirate clubhouse maybe seven or eight years ago and he looked at me and he said i know is going to sound crazy but charlie morton is roy halladay that's how good his stuff is not roy halladay as far as success or greatness as pitcher comes to pure stuff and the way he throws he's got a lot roy halladay intimate i looked at it like really and then i watched it pitch and there was something there and now all of that is coming out and the way he pitched in game seven especially in the world series and the way he's pitched this year just another reminder when that light goes on you really figure out what you're doing it is breathtaking to watch and that guy's stuff is just spectacular.
"charlie morton" Discussed on The Sports Reporters
"The day you're going to see justin are warming up if there's a chance for him to close and they need him the they'll pitcher charlie morton made that a moot point and and all the things that happened in this world series and jewish springer 100 percent deserve to be mvp the astros don't win the world series without charlie morton who inre in two games mitch into game sevens okay he pitches five shutout innings against the yankees and then he comes out of the bullpen to pitch four one run innings in an old ways the case with pitchers it seems when you get into world series with star pitchers verses like the second star or the third guy on the for all the stars that were in this in this world series clayton kershaw has his head in his hands at the end you know he starts game one and five you pitches in relieving seven he he did not you know he did not over the series as great a pitcher as he is justin verlander as greatest season as he had his his weakest moments if you if you look at the ultimate result were ended up in the world so he's got his first loss with houston and measuring only gave up five mitch healey gave up five hits and two store in opportune hits at the wrong time a home run up a hit by pitch a double that got lucky but it but it always happens mike that's my point unit you end up with rice these star pretend yu darvish is a star and he was probably as close as you get to a goat in the world series and it ends up with charlie morton be in the guy it ends up with with george springer the first time ever gone to when allstar game has this year and i mean his numbers were off the charts with what he did put him in the category reggie jackson and and and guys i five home runs is set records for boast extrabase hits total bases consecutive games in a row with a home so that's the beauty of baseball is that you get to october and yes you have start that make you wanna watch.
"charlie morton" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"Have plenty of opportunities against a bunch of average pitchers when when you come away only scoring onerun and the guy on the mound chart is charlie morton lease jomon charlie morton sneaky royalty that charlie more not charlie hall of not i don't even know if there was another really good morton who was a pitcher in in baseball history but i mean it's it's he's an average pitcher at best for crying out loud and the dodgers just could not find a way to break through and use the jumped up early and it's the this is one of those where building your baseball team this is where the discussion really begins right it's the old would you rather have an unbelievable end bullpen and decent starting pitching or great starting pitching ingested and okay bullpen or do you want a team of guys who can hit and to me it used to be in major league baseball starting pitching starting pitching starting pitch right routes like we've heard that gesture you're a thirty four yearold i'm a 43yearold all i've heard from the old stirs over starting pitcher what your water network of i kind of satellite the old man from simpson's there but no little abraham's thank you uh but that that's what it was engrained in our brain go get starting pitching starting pitching starting pitching but the playoffs for so long now these guys are just slowing inning after inning after inning the you need six or seven starters to be able to get through year and have guys who have gas left in the tank you know they're not a lot of justin farmer landers walking around where verb lenders award daddy that guy can throw two hundred thirty innings every year because he's trained to do it that way he's a big bobby guy so he gives you two hundred innings in the regular season thirty to thirty five postseason innings he's got the capability you're doing that but normal jobs in please don't do those kinds of things but i'm sorry if the red sox made it a little world series and.
"charlie morton" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Got up and that identing and was warming up he in pitch in this game instead it was charlie morton charlie more went the final four innings for the astros picked up the win a guy that suffered as suffered a lot of injuries said his career picture only four games last year kind of a controversial signing last year it just it improbable improbable to go to la with a game seven this was a series where if you're dodgers fan it's kinda like the red sox and '86 they lose at series to the mets were with the ball goes through bucknor's legs and if you talk to red sox fans they don't talk about game seven we're by the way they blew a threenothing lead they talked about the series being in their grasp in game 6 okay maybe the dodgers were on the brink of what in the world series but they had a lead in the ninth inning with one of the best closers in the game may be best clothes when the game on the hill in game two with the chance to take it to a lead didn't happen and if i'm a dodgers fan what i think about all winter and maybe until next october maybe even longer than that what i think about is beat up four runs minute maid part being quiet clinton kershaw on the mound we're in the middle innings i've got that bullpen behind me any blows two different leeds and we lose a game where our team scores twelve runs that's what i think about not not game 7 game seventy just got be games seven felt and it 'climactic game 7 yu darvish just and have it gained seventy just got beat gained five best picture of our generation on the hill four run lead and then threerun lead and he can hold on to neither first alas on espn radio and the s p an app adjusted for orlando was his first world series by the way the detroit tigers set at a really classy tweak congratulating him on on being on a world champion a he spoke after game seven with espn's buster only just there what do you think he won the world series iran there could ever imagine isses no words man this is a this unbelievable i'm so glad to be a part of this is on at night.
"charlie morton" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"We watched we learned we observe we routes but we come up with what we believe are potential oh scenarios going forward and i give you my honest opinion not my rooting opinion when i come here on the air and i thought the astros we're going to win last night and again and the yankees at a very tough time would berlin he shut them down severino match zeros for a while but then started to gold why old high couldn't get the ball down got touched up bullpen didn't get it done last night okay finding yankees lose they had some breathing room don't kid yourself they wanted to win last night they were all out to win last night until i fell behind by six runs i data well we did just try to forget all about later and we got a turn our attention to the next game which is the beauty of the sevengame series again they're really truly years one game at time of year the yankees they added to be down to not make good even think about coming home and saying well we wouldn't have for its who wish he would do it in another eur win game three which they did and and for five of course and and the astros had to win last night one game at a time and they took it that way and they took to win speaking of game number three that was cc sabathia against charlie morton tonight is cc sabathia against charlie morton there is a difference to differences in a matter of fact one is a game twos played new york this when played in houston so that's a slight advantage astros the bigger differences and i don't know for its i slight advantages act roads or yankees it just makes it different all hands on deck the starting pitchers tonight rcc sobat the and charlie.
"charlie morton" Discussed on KTCK Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket
"The playoff already because everybody thinks that at all figured out there's wage many big gains laughed to be doing this worry about the gains tomorrow let's ed worry about the games tomorrow instead of planning your future of guaranteed playoff fandom and everything else it's it's not gonna work out that way drives me everything he thinks going to happen isn't saturday update here's jay berman ford's play fight scotty we'll begin with the baseball american league championship series game numbers six as joe's beat the yankees seven to one they foresee decisive game 7 just denver lander was brilliant once again seven innings fiveeighths no one's eight king easy earns his fourth one of this postseason louise severino takes the laws he goes just four and twothirds allowed three runs jose all too vague a haul more than three rv is the home run four l to be his fourth of the postseason aaron judge accounts for the long run for the yankees with all brought his fourth of the postseason third in this series again seven while the final score so that sets up a decisive game 7 saturday night in houston charlie morton gets the store for the astros cc sabathia the call for new york or elsewhere from baseball dusty baker will not returned to the washington nationals in 2018 the tigers introduced ron gardenhire as their new manager on friday to the nba we go warriors beat the pelicans one 28 won twenty blazers over the pacers one fourteen ninety six wizards take out the pistons won fifteen one thirteen hornets over the hawks one on i ninety one celtics get past the sixers 102 ninety two cabs approve a to beat the box 160 ninety seven nets over the magic 126 121 kings beat the mavericks 93 88 eight timber wolves outscored the jazz one hundred ninety seven nhl connects double up on the sabres 42 sharks shut out the devil's threenothing it overtime capitals beat the redwings four to three penguins over the panthers four to three and the jets beat the wild four to three college football marshall beat middle tennessee state 38 10 lester kentucky over old dominion thirty five to thirty one meanwhile michigan state running back lj scott we'll play against indiana on saturday after resolving an issue with his driver's license that led to his arrest earlier this this week i'm jay berman when expert it's these.
"charlie morton" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Screen anthony thank you in the value of poise jerry would go a long way ethic with the listeners what calmed down a little bit enjoy buddhism by the end these yesterday and your the flint frazier shows on it's an unbelievable i haven't had aegis flicked the a pop up to the same john smoltz said man i don't know if you can fraud better pitch but man i guess the fact that that ball one out yet just basically speaks the yankee stadium and good for todd frazier that's gotta bundle a either they right there that home run as he's looking at his watch meaning that it's frazier time what did you think about that home run i thought it was shocking is what i would say but for him anyway for a local guy that it's got to be the biggest moment in his baseball career right than in there probably so i would think it has to be and unfortunately for charlie morton whose also local guy it's not it's not a great moment but he threw a great pitch i actually thought he started out out the game unbelievably low of ninety six ninety seven miles an hour i have no idea isn't it amazing how many of these guys can throw up words of a hundred miles an hour and the fact that he could throw a pitch that is essentially out of the strike zone and a go out of the building for a home run and all of a sudden now the yankee fans are into it the momentum is definitely on the side of the yankees sees about these going to feed off the ball without emotion especially the buffet after the the game as well so he's going to be of all jacked up and go out there and pitches ass off what she did i would also say i i have no idea can you explain this to me because you're you're out of baseball aficionado you've got all sorts of notes over there is your wise wisnu game right by take my so what did you right down about cameron neighboring maiden and right lazy the in left field at left what what exactly.