The brave had to turn to the bulls much earlier than expected in the first game of the World Series.
At the bottom of the third inning of Tuesday’s game against the Astros, Charlie Morton was forced out of a picnic after a crushing blow in search of the Astros’ second baseman Jose Altuve.
Braves later announced it after an X-rayIt was revealed that he has fractured his right fibula that will keep him out of the rest of the world championships.
This was the return of Gurriel that got Morton’s chin in the second half. I think he had to come out because the area swelled over the last half. pic.twitter.com/NuV4Zm50Yh
– Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) October 27, 2021
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Goriel put the ball down Morton’s ankle to lead the bottom second, but the 37-year-old Braves was able to beat both Chas McCormick and Martin Maldonado to finish the inning.
After he rolled a curve ball to Altuve that caught the attention of the Astros hitter, Morton stumbled down the hill and left with the coaching staff.
The Braves said in their announcement that he is expected to return to spring training in 2022.
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Morton was holding the Astros in check after shoveling loaded bases in the first inning. When he left, Atlanta was leading the first game of the 5-0 World Championship. Morton finished the night with a goal-free 2.1, having allowed one hit and walked twice with three hits.
Morton continued his impressive post-season record as giving the Braves 14.1 innings in three starts with 3.77 ERAs, 19 strikes, eight walks and 10 allowed hits.
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From the start of the 2019 post-season, Morton impressed to a 2.64 ERA in 44.1 runs with 55 strikes, 18 walks and only 36 hits allowed. Squad 6-3 in his prime.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.