Charlie Morton To Change Sinker

The Trib writes that, after consecutive poor starts against the Cardinals and Reds, the Pirates' Charlie Morton will make adjustments to his sinker, which previously had been deadly against right-handed batters.

↵
↵

"The one thing that I was really good at last year was getting ground balls from righties," he said. "They weren’t hitting me. To have given up four home runs now — all to righties and to deep parts of the park — it’s the kind of feedback where you have to look at it objectively and say there’s something you have to do a little bit different."

↵
↵

Morton allowed six home runs all of last season, so the four home runs he's allowed in his last three starts (including bombs by Todd Frazier and Drew Stubbs in Sunday's 5-0 loss) have to feel momentous for him. More broadly, the issue is that hasn't gotten as many ground-ball outs in his last couple starts as he did in the past.

↵

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.