Charlie Morton of the Braves leaves World Series opener with brutal leg injury
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Atlanta Braves pitcher Charlie Morton suffered a heartbreaking injury in the World Series opener against the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Morton was handed the ball in hopes of getting the Braves off to a good start in their quest for a championship and he was facing it. He was midway through the third inning with three strikeouts, two walks and only one hit awarded when he received an unlucky hit.
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The veteran who threw in big spots in several playoff games over his career was lame in the third inning with one putout. He appeared to have injured himself in the second inning when he tore a line in his leg.
In the third inning, he struck out Jose Altuve on strikes, then landed awkwardly after a pitch and cautiously left the mound to enter the dugout.
Morton’s Night was over, as was his 2021 season.
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“RHP Charlie Morton had x-rays tonight which revealed a fractured right fibula. He will miss the rest of the World Series and should be ready for spring training in 2022,” the Braves said in a statement shortly. after the launcher exits. Game.
Morton signed a one-year contract with the Braves in 2021 after two years with the Tampa Bay Rays and two years with the Astros. He was 14-6 with a 3.34 ERA in 33 stars leading the major leagues. He had 216 strikeouts and a 10.5K / 9 ratio.
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He had been solid in the playoffs allowing just six runs on 10 hits in 14 1/3 innings. The Braves will miss his pitching prowess on the mound in the playoffs.
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