Charlie Morton vs. the Yankees

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Morton Mows Down The Yankees

Charlie Morton turned in one of the best outings of his career and Closer Ken Giles slammed the door shut Monday night.

April 30, 2018 - 10:43 pm
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Houston (SPORTSRADIO 610) - In his last eight starts at Minute Maid Park, Charlie Morton was (6-0) with a 1.90 earned run average. After Monday night's powerful performance he is now (7-0). The Astros lineup would not have their best night at the plate, but it was plenty for Morton and they would go on to beat the Yankees by a final score of 2-1.

"It's rewarding to pitch well for this team, for the guys in here. To work a little deeper in the game, I like that. It's a long season, you know, try to take some weight off of the bullpen," Charlie said.

It was the longest outing for Morton since May 16, 2014 when he threw eight complete innings. He allowed just two hits and carried a no hitter into the sixth inning before a one-out single ended the bid. The bullpen would allow a run to score, but closer Ken Giles would lock it down in the ninth against the meat of the Yankees' lineup.

"I'm really happy for Kenny, because that's a big spot right there. Just dominated right there, dominated the moment, secured the win," Charlie said.

It was a big moment for Giles who has been kept on a short leash so far this season. There have been some concerning outings from him since the postseason run in October, but he is 3-for-3 in save situations this season. Giles feels as though he is certainly moving forward. 

"That was one of the better feeling days all season. All I'm happy about is that I'm trending the right way and all the hard work I've been doing between games and all my learning experiences, I'm finally putting to use," Ken said.