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Game #68: Charlie Morton vs. Jason Hammel

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Pittsburgh Pirates
@ Colorado Rockies

Saturday, Jun 20, 2009, 6:10 PM MDT
Coors Field

Charlie Morton vs Jason Hammel

Partly cloudy,rain. Game time temperature around 70.

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Sun 06/21 1:10 PM MDT

Don't look now, but with a strong start today, Jason Hammel will become the Rockies' third starting pitcher with an ERA below 4.00. 2008 was the only season we finished with more than one. Also, if we win tonight, that will be 15 of 16. I believe that will be the best 16 game streak in franchise history in one season. We won 15 of 16 regular season games covering the last 15 of 2007 and Opening Day in 2008.

Charlie Morton

#37 / Pitcher / Pittsburgh Pirates

6-4

190

R

R

Oct 12, 1983


*AAA Stats (ATL and PIT)* W-L ERA WHIP K BB
2009 - Charlie Morton 7-2 2.26 1.02 62 17

Morton came in the Nate McLouth trade. This will be his second start of the season, his first since June 10 at Atlanta, where he lasted just one inning before leaving with a hamstring injury. He was abysmal with Atlanta last year, going 4-8 with a 6.15 ERA but had pitched very well in AAA this season before his callup and injury. Morton is your typical four pitch pitcher, throwing a fastball (90-93), slider (80-84), curveball (~75) and changeup (80-83). He has suffered from control issues his entire career in the minors and majors except this season in AAA. Maybe we can coax out old demons.

Jason Hammel

#46 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies

6-6

220

R

R

Sep 02, 1982


W-L ERA WHIP K BB
2009 - Jason Hammel 4-3 4.10 1.48 42 15

Hammel is 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA in June, and the Rockies have won his last five starts.

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Jim Tracy goes with the same lineup as last night:

Lineup

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Colorado Rockies

06/20/09 6:10 PM MDT

Pittsburgh Pirates Colorado Rockies
Andrew McCutchen - CF Dexter Fowler - CF
Nyjer Morgan - LF Clint Barmes - 2B
Freddy Sanchez - 2B Todd Helton - 1B
Adam LaRoche - 1B Brad Hawpe - RF
Andy LaRoche - 3B Troy Tulowitzki - SS
Brandon Moss - RF Ian Stewart - 3B
Jason Jaramillo - C Carlos Gonzalez - LF
Jack Wilson - SS Chris Iannetta - C
Charlie Morton - P Jason Hammel - P