Charlie MortonSP | Rays
Charlie Morton pitches Rays to World SeriesOctober 17, 2020 | 08:38 PM
Charlie Morton pitched the Rays past the Astros and to the World Series on Saturday, hurling 5 2/3 innings of shutout baseball while striking out six.
Analysis: The 36-year-old right-hander allowed just two hits and one walk on the night - throwing 48 of his 66 pitches for strikes. Many questioned manager Kevin Cash's decision to pull Morton with such a low pitch count with two outs in the sixth inning, but Nick Anderson came on and got Michael Brantley to ground out to end the Astros only real threat of the game. Morton has been outstanding this postseason, compiling a 0.57 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 17/4 K/BB ratio across 15 2/3 innings through three starts. While nothing is official, Morton is likely to pitch in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday on regular rest.