Charlie Morton

Charlie Morton #50

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 5"/225
  • Age: 31


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Charlie Morton 2015 Postseason Stats

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Charlie Morton Postseason Career Stats

0-1 3.18 5.2 4 1.24

Charlie Morton Stats

9-9 4.81 129.0 96 1.38

Charlie Morton MLB Career Stats

45-70 4.54 875.2 611 1.44

Charlie Morton Bio

  • Full Name: Charles A. Morton
  • Born: 11/12/1983 in Flemington, NJ
  • Draft: 2002, Atlanta Braves, 3rd rd. (95th overall)
  • High School: Joel Barlow, Redding, CT
  • Debut: June 14, 2008
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Postseason Career Stats 0 1 3.18 1 1 0 5.2 4 1.24
2015 Stats 9 9 4.81 23 23 0 129.0 96 1.38
MLB Career Stats 45 70 4.54 158 157 0 875.2 611 1.44

Charlie Morton Two-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Pirates NL 1082 Two-seam FB 92.31 91.00 1948.01 5.50 91.00
MLB Avg - - - Two-seam FB 92.28 92.00 2128.56 6.05 90.00


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September 24, 2015 at 12:33 AM ET

Morton allows six runs in no-decision

Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton took a no-decision after allowing six runs on 10 hits -- including two home runs -- and one walk with five strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings against the Rockies on Thursday.

September 17, 2015 at 4:40 PM ET

Morton allows five earned vs. Cubs

Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton lost after giving up six runs (five earned) on nine hits -- including a homer -- and two walks with five strikeouts in four-plus innings Thursday vs. the Cubs.


Charlie Morton Awards

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2007 Peo Javelinas AFL

INT Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
04/13/2009 Gwinnett INT

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Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2009 1 19th in NL
2011 2 9th in NL


Season SHO Rank
2009 1 6th in NL
2011 1 6th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2011 5.77 12th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2011 1.43 4th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2011 77 7th in NL
2014 57 23rd in NL

Charlie Morton Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 25, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates activated RHP Charlie Morton from the 15-day disabled list.
May 14, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates sent RHP Charlie Morton on a rehab assignment to Indianapolis Indians.
May 8, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates sent RHP Charlie Morton on a rehab assignment to Altoona Curve.
April 5, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates placed RHP Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list. Recovering from September 2014 right hip surgery
October 25, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates activated RHP Charlie Morton from the 60-day disabled list.
September 24, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates placed RHP Charlie Morton on the 60-day disabled list. sports hernia
September 16, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates activated RHP Charlie Morton from the 15-day disabled list.
August 28, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates sent RHP Charlie Morton on a rehab assignment to Altoona Curve.
August 17, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates placed RHP Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 16, 2014. right hip inflammation
October 3, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates activated RHP Charlie Morton.
October 1, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates reassigned RHP Charlie Morton to the minor leagues.
June 13, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates activated RHP Charlie Morton from the 60-day disabled list.
May 31, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates transferred RHP Charlie Morton from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
May 27, 2013 Altoona Curve sent RHP Charlie Morton on a rehab assignment to Indianapolis Indians.
May 16, 2013 Charlie Morton roster status changed by Altoona Curve.
May 3, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates sent RHP Charlie Morton on a rehab assignment to Indianapolis Indians.
April 23, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates sent RHP Charlie Morton on a rehab assignment to Altoona Curve.
April 18, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates sent RHP Charlie Morton on a rehab assignment to Bradenton Marauders.
March 31, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates placed RHP Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 22, 2013. Recovering from June 2012 Tommy John surgery.
October 31, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates activated RHP Charlie Morton from the 60-day disabled list.
June 24, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates transferred RHP Charlie Morton from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
June 1, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates placed RHP Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 30, 2012. Right elbow inflammation.
April 14, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates activated RHP Charlie Morton from the 15-day disabled list.
April 9, 2012 sent RHP Charlie Morton on a rehab assignment to Indianapolis Indians.
April 4, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates placed RHP Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 29, 2012. Recovering from October 2011 right hip surgery.
August 28, 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Charlie Morton from Indianapolis Indians.
July 2, 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned Charlie Morton to Indianapolis Indians.
June 6, 2010 sent RHP Charlie Morton on a rehab assignment to Indianapolis Indians.
May 28, 2010 Charlie Morton roster status changed by Pittsburgh Pirates.
June 10, 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled RHP Charlie Morton from Indianapolis Indians.
June 3, 2009 Atlanta Braves traded RHP Charlie Morton to Pittsburgh Pirates.
June 3, 2009 Charlie Morton assigned to Indianapolis Indians from Pittsburgh Pirates.
April 12, 2009 RHP Charlie Morton assigned to Gwinnett Braves from Atlanta Braves.
April 11, 2009 Charlie Morton roster status changed by Atlanta Braves.

Charles A. Morton Bio Info

Charles A. Morton...Wife's name is Cindy...Has one son; Charles Alfred V (5/23/13)...Is a 2002 graduate of Joel Barlow High School in Redding, Fairfield County, CT...Went 4-4 with a 1.18 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 40 innings during his senior season...Also produced a 1.18 ERA and opponents hit only .127 against him as the Falcons reached both the SWC and state playoffs...Plays the guitar and is a singer/songwriter...Charlie and his wife, Cindy, have contributed to Pirates Charities and Operation Troop Appreciation as a part of their three-year involvement with the Military Appreciation Initiative...With their donations, Charlie and Cindy have hosted numerous Military Families to private batting practice sessions and postgame parties at PNC Park over the last three year...The couple also attended the National Veteran Wheelchair Games, which were hosted in Pittsburgh in August, 2012...Participated in the team's annual caravan and PirateFest event this past December.



Posted his highest starts and innings pitched totals since the 2011 season (29 starts/171.2ip)...Set a career high in strikeouts...Posted a 2.41 ERA (74.2ip/20er) in his 12 starts at PNC Park...Led all Major League pitchers with 19 hit batsmen...Made season debut on 4/2 and struck out six batters in 6.0 scoreless innings vs. Chicago (NL)...Lost each of his first six decisions thru 5/18, but posted a 3.45 ERA in that time...Pitched season-high 8.0 innings in a no-decision on 5/6 vs. San Francisco...Picked up first win in his 10th start on 5/23 vs. Washington (5.0ip/1er)...Went six straight starts (38.0ip) without allowing a home run between 4/23 and 5/23...Posted a 2.51 ERA (37.1ip/10er) in six starts during the month of May...Struck out nine batters while winning his second game on 6/2 at San Diego...Won his second straight start on 6/9 vs. Chicago (7.0ip/1er/7so)...Struck out a career-high 11 batters, but suffered a 5-1 loss to David Price on 6/25 at Tampa Bay...Opposed Adam Wainwright and gave up just one hit while pitching 7.0 scoreless frames at St. Louis on 7/7, but received a no-decision in the 2-0 Cardinals walkoff win in the ninth inning...Gave up five runs in a season-low 3.0ip on 8/15 at Washington...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 8/17 (retro to 8/16) with right hip inflammation...Had a bullpen session on 8/22 in Milwaukee and another one on 8/25 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh...Made a rehab start with Double-A Altoona on 8/28 and threw 73 pitches in a no-decision vs. Richmond (4.0ip/4h/2r/2er/1bb/6so)...Threw a simulated game on 9/2 at Busch Stadium (77 pitches) and another one on 9/9 at Citizens Bank Park (86 pitches)...Was reinstated from D.L. on 9/16 and made start that night vs. Boston; tossed 5.0 scoreless innings and picked up the win - his first since 7/2...Underwent surgery on 9/26 to repair the labrum in his right hip; the surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Byrd in Nashville, TN...Went 2-for-40 (.050) with an RBI, one walk and eight sacrifice bunts at the plate with the Pirates.


2013 SEASON: Began season on 15-day disabled list recovering from right elbow surgery...Began a rehab assignment with High-A Bradenton on 4/18 and threw 44 pitches in 3.0 innings (2r)...Threw 69 pitches over four scoreless innings for Double-A Altoona and allowed one hit in start on 4/23...Made second start with Altoona on 4/28 vs. Erie and won a 3-1 decision (6.0ip/3h/1r/1er/1bb/4so - 70 pitches)...Had rehab transferred to Triple-A Indianapolis, where he made first start on 5/3 at Lehigh Valley; left game after 3.0 innings (49 pitches) due to tightness in right shoulder...Was recalled from rehab assignment on 5/4...Threw a 43-pitch bullpen session at PNC Park on 5/13...Made rehab starts with Altoona on 5/16 (4.0ip/2h/2r/2er/1bb/1so - 61 pitches) and 5/21 (4.2ip/4h/2r/2er/2bb/3so - 80 pitches)...Welcomed the birth of his son, Charles Alfred V, on 5/23...Had rehab transferred to Indianapolis on 5/27 and suffered a 9-1 loss that night vs. Pawtucket (5.0ip/7h/5r/4er/3bb/3so - 88 pitches)...Was transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 5/31...Threw 86 pitches in rehab start with Indy on 6/2 at Columbus (4.2ip/3h/2r/2er/4bb/4so)...Made ninth and final rehab start on 6/8 with Indianapolis vs. Norfolk (6.1ip/6h/2r/2er/1bb/4so - 96 pitches)...Was recalled from rehab and reinstated from D.L. on 6/13...Made start on 6/13 vs. San Francisco (5.0ip/4r/2er) and suffered loss in his first big league game since 5/29/12...Threw 5.1 innings of scoreless ball while winning his first big league game since 5/12/12 in a 4-0 victory at Cincinnati on 6/18...Did not return in his start on 6/30 vs. Milwaukee after 2.0 innings due to a 2:20 rain delay...Surrendered a pair of two-run homers to Alfonso Soriano and lost a 4-2 decision at Wrigley Field on 7/6...Won back-to-back starts on 7/22 and 7/27...Gave up 10 hits and five runs in 6.0ip while losing his third game on 8/1 vs. St. Louis; also snapped an 0-for-27 streak at the plate with a single off Joe Kelly in the game (first big league hit since 9/20/11)...Pitched 7.0 innings and surrendered just two runs while winning his fourth game on 8/7 vs. Miami; also tallied an RBI-single - his first big league RBI since 7/24/11...Posted a 2.68 ERA (40.1ip/12er) in August and won a career-high four straight decisions from 8/7 thru 9/2...Left his start on 9/8 at St. Louis with discomfort in left foot (1.2ip/5er)...Pitched 7.0 scoreless innings of three-hit ball on 9/23 at Chicago (NL), but received a no-decision in Pittsburgh's 2-1 win...Tied career high (eighth time) with five walks in final regular season start on 9/28 at Cincinnati...Posted a 2.85 ERA (53.2ip/17er) in nine starts at PNC Park...Held right-handed hitters to a .223 (55-for-247) average; left-handed batters hit .312 (58-for-186)...Went 5-for-36 (.139) with an RBI and two sac bunts at the plate...Agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension on 12/11.

2013 POSTSEASON: Was the starter and loser in Game Four of the N.L.D.S. vs. St. Louis...Opposed Michael Wacha, who took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, and pitched 5.0 scoreless frames before surrendering a two-run homer to Carlos Beltran in the sixth inning; the Pirates lost the game, 2-1.

2012 Began season on 15-day disabled list recovering from off-season hip surgery...Received a no-decision in his rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis on 4/9 at Columbus...Was recalled from rehab and reinstated from D.L. on 4/14; made first start with Pirates that night at San Francisco (ND, 5.0ip/3er)...Suffered loss in second start on 4/20 vs. St. Louis (5.0ip/2r/1er)...Gave up one run in 7.0 innings and won first game on 4/25 vs. Colorado... Lost back-to-back starts on 5/1 and 5/6...Won his second and final game of the season on 5/12 vs. Houston...Lost each of his last three starts...Pitched a season-low 4.0 innings in final start on 5/29 vs. Cincinnati...Was placed on the 15-day D.L. on 6/1 (retro to 5/30) with right elbow inflammation...Had surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow (Tommy John surgery) on 6/14; surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, FL...Was transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 6/24...Spent the rest of the summer months rehabbing the elbow at Pirate City in Bradenton, FL. 2011 Led Pittsburgh staff with 171.2 innings pitched and his 10 wins ranked second behind Kevin Correia (12)...Surrendered just six home runs - the fewest amount allowed by all Major League pitchers with at least 110.0ip...Went 6-3 with a 2.47 ERA (102.0ip/28er) in 16 starts when pitching on five or more days of rest...Held right-handed batters to a .220 average (84-for-381) and one home run, while lefties hit .364 (102-for- 280) with five home runs against him...Won his first two decisions - matching his victory total from a year ago...Tossed his second complete game in his third start on 4/15 at Cincinnati, throwing 81 of his 110 pitches for strikes...Suffered first loss on 4/20 at Florida... Left his start on 4/26 vs. San Francisco with a 2-1 lead in 7th inning, but bullpen suffered 3-2 loss...Won career-high three straight starts from 5/1-18 to improve record to 5-1... Tossed a five-hit shutout (second career) and his second complete game of the season on 5/18 at Cincinnati...Went 3-1 with a 2.06 ERA (35.0ip/8er) in five starts during the month of May; ranked seventh in the N.L. in ERA...Had a 7-3 record and a 3.21 ERA following his 13th start on 6/15 at Houston...Tossed 5.0 scoreless innings and combined with four other pitchers on a three-hit shutout vs. Cincinnati on 7/18...Produced a club season-high and career-high 24.0 innings scoreless streak from 7/29 to 8/14...Pitched 8.0 scoreless frames and combined with Jose Veras on a 5-0 blanking at San Francisco on 8/8 while winning his ninth decision...Left his next two starts with leads only to have the bullpen suffer blown saves...Lost four straight starts from 8/25 thru 9/14...Missed his scheduled start on 9/10 due to arm fatigue...Tossed 6.0 scoreless innings while winning his 10th game on 9/20 at Arizona...Received a no-decision in his final start on 9/26 at Milwaukee (5.0ip/5er); left the game with a 7-5 lead...Went 4-for-50 (.080) with three doubles and two RBI as a batter...Tallied both RBI on sacrifice flies; on 5/1 at Colorado and 7/24 vs. St. Louis...Snapped an 0-for-29 streak with a double at Milwaukee on 8/14...Led club, and tied for seventh in the N.L., with seven sacrifice bunts. 2010 Began season in Pittsburgh's starting rotation...Went 0-5 with a 12.57 ERA (19.1ip/31r/27er) in his first five starts, giving up at least five runs in all five outings...Lasted just 1.0+ inning and gave up six runs in third start on 4/20 vs. Milwaukee...Gave up two runs in 6.0ip+ and won first game on 5/5 vs. Chicago (NL)...Lost his next four starts and was 1-9 with a 9.35 ERA (43.1ip/52r/45er) after his first 10 starts thru 5/27...Was on the disabled list with right shoulder fatigue from 5/28 to 7/2...Made five starts with Triple-A Indianapolis while on a rehab assignment from 6/8-29...Pitched a two-hitter and gave up just one run while winning his fourth rehab start on 6/24 vs. Durham...Was recalled from rehab, reinstated from the D.L. and optioned to Indianapolis on 7/1...Won three of his last four Triple-A decisions...Went 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA (24.0ip/6r/4er) in four starts with Indy during the month of August...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 8/28...Suffered an 8-4 loss (3.1ip/8r/7er) in first start back with Pirates on 8/29 at Milwaukee...Also gave up six runs (two earned) while suffering an 8-1 loss vs. Washington on 9/5...Received back-to-back no-decisions before winning an 11- 6 decision (6.0ip/2er) vs. St. Louis on 9/22; the victory snapped his six-game losing streak with the Bucs that dated back to 5/11...Struck out a career-high nine batters (also a season-high for a Pittsburgh pitcher), but suffered a 2-0 loss in final start on 10/2 at Florida...Went 1-3 with a 5.45 ERA (36.1ip/22er) in his last seven big league starts...Went 1-for-26 at the plate...Snapped an 0-for-22 streak with a single off Kyle Lohse on 9/27. 2009 Went 7-2 with a 2.26 ERA (71.2ip/18er) in 11 minor league starts before being recalled by the Pirates on 6/10...Went on to post big league career highs in wins, games, innings pitched and strikeouts...Began season with Gwinnett (Braves' AAA) and gave up just one hit and one run while winning his first start on 4/12 at Charlotte; also struck out 12 batters and walked one in 6.0ip...Whiffed 10 batters and gave up two hits and one run, but suffered loss in fifth start on 5/3 at Pawtucket...Went 5-0 with a 1.40 ERA (38.2ip/6er) in final five starts with Gwinnett...Tossed a seven-hit shutout in final game with the Braves on 5/29 at Syracuse...Was acquired by Pittsburgh on 6/3 and was assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis...Made lone start with the Indians on 6/4 vs. Lehigh Valley and pitched 7.0 scoreless innings in a no-decision (Indy won the game 1-0 with a run in the bottom of the 9th)...Was recalled by the Pirates on 6/10...Made first start for the Bucs on 6/10 at Atlanta, but was removed after tossing a scoreless first inning due to tightness in right hamstring...Was skipped in the rotation his next time thru and did not start again until 6/20 at Colorado; received a no-decision that night (5.0ip/2er) in club's 9-7 walkoff loss...Suffered loss in third start - and first at PNC Park - a 3-2 setback to Zack Greinke and the Royals on 6/28...Surrendered just one hit and tossed 6.0 scoreless innings while winning first game in a Pittsburgh uniform on 7/3 at Florida...Gave up five runs in 4.0ip and lost second decision on 7/8 at Houston...Pitched 7.0 scoreless innings in a combined shutout (2-0) vs. San Francisco in first start after the All-Star break on 7/18...Lost four straight decisions from 7/28 thru 8/14...Gave up 10 runs in 1.0ip+ at Wrigley Field on 8/14 (Pirates lost 17-2)...Snapped four-game skid with win vs. Cincinnati on 8/21 (6.1ip/2er)...Suffered seventh loss on 9/1 at Cincinnati; also tallied RBI-single in the game...Gave up three runs in 6.0ip, but lost eighth game on 9/11 at Houston...Pitched 7.0 innings and gave up just one run while winning fourth game on 9/18 vs. San Diego...Tossed 7.0 innings again, but lost a 4-1 decision to Cincinnati on 9/24 at PNC Park...Recorded first Major League shutout and whiffed career-high eight batters while tossing four-hitter in final start on 9/30 at Chicago (game 1)...Won two of his last three starts and posted a 1.95 ERA (23.0ip/5er) while tossing at least 7.0 innings in all three starts...Went 3-3 with a 3.50 ERA (46.1ip/18er) in last seven starts (after giving up 10 runs in Chicago on 8/14)...The Pirates went 7-11 in his 18 starts...Went 4-for-31 (.129) with one RBI at the plate. 2008 Rookie split the season between Richmond (AAA) and Atlanta, making his MLB debut on 6/14 at LAA. ...Won his major league debut on 6/14 at LAA (6.0 IP/3 ER). Four of his six innings were 1-2-3 frames and ...Ranked fifth on the Braves with his 15 starts. ...He was 1-6 with a 7.02 ERA in eight home starts and 3-2 with a 5.08 ERA in seven road starts. Held opponents to a .240 average on the road, but .299 at home. he fanned the first two hitters he faced (Figgins and Izturis). ...As a starter (15 games), he went 4-8 with a 6.32 ERA. ...Made first career relief appearance on 9/21 vs. NYM going 2.0 scoreless innings. It was his first appearance since 9/2 at FLA when he was sidelined with a sore back. ...Was recalled on 7/28 for the second time this season and had his roughest outing later that night when he allowed a career-high eight runs on seven hits in 3.2 innings of Atlanta's 12-3 loss vs. STL. ...Had his contract purchased on 6/14 from Richmond, where he was 5-2 with a 2.05 ERA in 12 starts (also made one relief appearance). ...Posted a quality start in four of his six games in August. ...Won for the first time in eight home starts and snapped a three-game losing streak by beating FLA, 4-2, on 8/28 in Atlanta. He allowed just two runs on four hits in 6.0 IP. ...Allowed four runs on a career-high five walks in a career-low 1.1 IP on 8/22 at STL in an 18-3 Cardinals blowout. The loss marked his sixth in seven starts dating to 7/22 at FLA. ...Suffered a 3-1 loss to the Giants on 8/17, while going 6.0 strong innings. He struck out a career-high six batters with a career-high 111 pitches and allowed three runs on seven hits. ...After two seven-inning starts, he went just 2.1 IP on 8/13 vs. CHI in a 10-2 loss. He allowed four runs on four hits and issued four walks for the third time in five starts. ...Matched his career high for the second consecutive outing with 7.0 IP on 8/7 at ARI and allowed no runs for the first time in his 10 career starts. He picked up the win in the 6-4 victory to snap his three-game losing streak that dated back to 7/22. ...His 7.0 IP in the 4-2 loss on 8/2 vs. MIL marked a new career high. He held the Brewers to two runs on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts. He allowed one hit through 6.0 IP and retired 15 consecutive batters until a Prince Fielder solo HR in the seventh inning. ...Was saddled with a 4-0 loss on 7/22 at FLA. Held the Marlins to two hits in 5.2 IP, but he allowed four runs, all with two outs, including a three-spot in the fourth inning on Mike Jacobs' three-run homer. ...Won his second game, and first against an NL team, with a 4-1 win at SD on 7/12. It marked his fewest runs allowed in his brief career. ...Allowed six runs, all with two outs, in 6.0 IP on 7/6 vs. HOU. Did not earn a decision in the Braves' 7-6, 17-inning win. Houston scored five runs in the third inning, capped by a Ty Wigginton grand slam. ...Was on the losing end of a tough-luck 4-3 loss to Milwaukee on 6/24 (6.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) as Atlanta committed a season-high four errors, including three in the first inning that led to two unearned runs. The Braves did not score a run while Charlie was in the game. ...Allowed three runs in five innings 6/19 at TEX and got a ND in the 5-4 loss. He squandered a 2-0 lead with some tough luck, allowing a run in the fifth inning and then after an infield hit and a walk he was removed from the game only to see both runners score on a three-run home run. ...Held Triple-A hitters to a .181 average by allowing 51 hits in 79.0 innings. He also did not allow a HR. ...Worked five or more innings in 11 of his 13 Triple-A appearances. ...Had his best outing (minor league) of the season at DUR on 6/3. He struck out a career-high 13 and allowed one hit and one walk in 8.0 IP. ...Bounced back from his first loss of season by tossing 7.0 shutout innings in a 3-0 win over SYR on 5/29. ...Faced ROC for the second time in three starts and earned his first win of the season in Game 1 on 4/15 (7.0, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K). 2007 Spent entire season at Mississippi (Braves' AA) and finished third on the squad in appearances...Made first outing in relief on 4/6 at Huntsville and escaped a bases loaded jam to record his first Double-A win...Went 2-0 with a 2.79 ERA (9.2ip/3er) in his first seven games, picking up second win on 4/23 vs. Birmingham...Suffered losses in back-to-back appearances on 5/16 at Birmingham and 5/20 vs. Tennessee...Received a no-decision in first start on 5/31 at Charlotte (5.0ip/1h/1r/1er/1bb/5so)...Was victorious in back-to-back outings on 6/4 vs. West Tenn and 6/7 at Birmingham...Gave up seven runs in 3.1ip in second start on 6/26 vs. Montgomery and suffered the loss...Lost his last three decisions...Suffered loss in third start on 8/5 vs. Huntsville (5.1ip/3er)...Made final three appearances as a starter, losing at Jacksonville on 8/23 (5.0ip/3r/2er) and receiving no-decisions in final two starts on 8/28 vs. Birmingham (7.0ip/2h/1r/1er/0bb/7so) and 9/2 vs. Mobile (2.0ip/1h/0r)...Went 4-3 with a 4.15 ERA (52.0ip/24er) in 35 regular season relief appearances and 0-3 with a 4.55 ERA (27.2ip/14er) in six starts...Started Game Two of the Southern League Division Series and pitched 7.0 innings while leading Mississippi to a series-tying win...Posted a 4-1 record and a 2.57 ERA in six games (five starts) for Peoria during the Arizona Fall League...Held opponents to a .205 average and his four wins tied for second in the league. 2006 Split season between bullpen and starting rotation while spending season with Myrtle Beach (Braves' A)...Went 4-5 with a 5.29 ERA (66.1ip/39er) in 14 starts and 2-2 with two saves and a 5.61 ERA (33.2ip/21er) in 16 relief appearances...Ranked third on staff in innings pitched and strikeouts...Made final eight outings in relief...Picked up first save on 8/22 at Wilmington and second one on 8/28 at Frederick. 2005 Was rated by Baseball America as having the "Best Curveball" in the Atlanta system prior to the season...Spent second straight full season with Rome (Braves' A)...Established minor league career highs in starts and innings pitched...Began season in starting rotation and went 1-6 with a 6.15 ERA in 14 starts before making first of four relief appearances on 6/26 vs. Columbus...Picked up lone save (third career) on 7/21 at Asheville...Went 3-1 with a 2.25 ERA (28.0ip/7er) in five games (four starts) during the month of August and earned Pitcher-of-the-Month honors; he led starting pitchers in ERA and held opponents to a .176 average...Won his final three decisions and made last five appearances as a starter. 2004 Spent entire season with Rome...Went 4-8 with a 4.97 ERA (88.2ip/49er) in 18 starts and 3-1 with a 4.34 ERA (29.0ip/14er) in nine relief appearances...Posted a 2.45 ERA (14.2ip/4er) in four games during the month of April...Pitched 4.0 innings of scoreless relief and picked up victory in first game on 4/9 vs. Augusta...Received a no-decision in first start on 4/15 at Cape Fear (3.2ip/2r/1er). ...Earned first professional save on 4/21 vs. Lakewood...Picked up second save on 5/25 vs. Greensboro...Made 11 of his final 12 appearances as a starter...Was victorious in final outing on 9/3 vs. Greensboro. 2003 Went 2-5 with a 4.75 ERA in 13 starts and 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in one relief appearance with Danville, Atlanta's entry in the Appalachian League...Made first appearance in relief on 6/16 before making 13 straight starts to finish the campaign...Lost his first three decisions...Won first game in ninth start on 8/1 at Johnson City (game two). 2002 Allowed just one home run in 39.2 innings of work with the Gulf Coast League Braves during his first professional season...Went 1-3 with a 3.98 ERA (20.1ip/9er) in five starts and 0-4 with a 5.12 ERA (19.1ip/11er) in six relief appearances...Lost his first six decisions before winning lone game on 8/15 at GCL Marlins.