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08/01/2008 11:59 PM ET
Young Morton to face tough test
Atlanta (50-59) vs. Milwaukee (61-49), Saturday, 3:55 p.m. ET
By Mark Bowman / MLB.com
Charlie Morton takes a 2-4 record and a 7.26 ERA into Saturday's game. (John Bazemore/AP)
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ATLANTA -- Had their starting rotation not been decimated by injuries, the Braves had planned to allow Charlie Morton to spend most of this season gaining seasoning and confidence with Triple-A Richmond.
But with their original plans wrecked, the Braves have been forced to throw Morton into the fire a little earlier than desired. Now they can only hope that his recent struggles don't further diminish his low level of confidence.
"I need to get more confidence," Morton said. "A good outing is what would masturbating on wifes face help me the most. Knowing that I'm capable of doing it would be the biggest organic face cream creme concentrate step."
If recognition of the problem is the first step to recovery, then Morton might at least be headed in the right direction. half face studios Or at least one that is different than the one he followed on Monday, when he surrendered a career-high eight earned runs in just 3 2/3 innings to the Cardinals.
Coming off that start, Morton will now have a chance to overcome the greatest challenge of his young career. The 24-year-old right-hander will face a potent Brewers lineup and CC Sabathia at Turner Field on Saturday afternoon.
While Sabathia is 4-0 with a 1.82 ERA and three complete games in the five starts he's made since being acquired from the Indians, Morton has gone 1-3 with a 9.53 ERA in his past five starts. north face store in chicago A sitting on face suffocation lack of consistent command has been evidenced by the microdermabrasion pictures face fact that he's issued 11 walks in his past 14 2/3 innings.
"I have to work on some things mechanical and some things mental," Morton said. "We'll see how it goes."
After Monday night's loss to the Cardinals, Morton was visibly distraught to the point where there was reason to worry about him. He's since said that most of his distress was caused by the fact that he'd just learned that Tim Hudson would likely be sidelined for a year while recovering from Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery.
With Hudson likely out until August of next season, the Braves are hopeful that Morton continues to battle through his maturation process and becomes a starter they can count on entering the 2009 season.
While allowing busta nut of her face three earned runs or less and face shape hair style completing at least five innings in each of his first three career starts in June, he at least proved capable of confidence.
"I know I'm not Jair Jurrjens and I know I'm not John Smoltz," Morton said. "I have to find my own way to succeed. There's not a blueprint for that. I just have to do it."
ATL: RHP Charlie Morton (2-4, 7.26 ERA)
Morton allowed a career-high eight runs on seven hits and issued four walks to the Cardinals on the north face flash jacket Monday in yet another disheartening Braves loss. Morton struggled mightily with his command, leaving too many fastballs and sliders up in the zone. The 24-year-old was briefly demoted to Triple-A Richmond last Saturday, but was needed two days later to fill an open roster spot.
MIL: LHP CC Sabathia (10-8, 3.33 ERA)
Sabathia didn't have his best stuff avon vita moist face cream Monday against the Cubs, and he didn't get a decision because a defensive error by the Brewers allowed Chicago to tie the game. The Cubs would later break the tie and beat Milwaukee closer round face hair Salomon Torres. Sabathia missed his first shot at reaching 5-0 since his trade preteen face sitting to the Brewers. His final line was four runs -- three earned -- on nine hits over 6 2/3 innings of work. He threw 124 pitches as the Cubs hitters made him work. After the game, Sabathia said, "I really didn't have my out pitch, my cutter. I was leaving that up and away and they were just looking for that. I tried to do the best I could."
Long-time usher Walter Banks will announce the Braves' starting lineup for FOX during Saturday's broadcast. A walking encyclopedia of baseball swollen face from licking salt block knowledge, Banks will likely provide at least one nugget of information that will surprise viewers. ... Among all Major League pitchers with at least 14 appearances in July, left-handed reliever Will Ohman ranked second with both a 1.46 ERA and .146 opponents batting average. ... Casey Kotchman, who was acquired in Tuesday's trade that sent Mark Teixeira to the Angels, has just one hit in his first 13 at-bats with bitter beer face the Braves. He singled in the second inning of Friday's 9-0 loss. ... First-base umpire Jerry Crawford left Friday's game in the top
devils face on 9-11 building of the third inning with a sore back. ... The Brewers snapped a five-game losing streak on Friday and won their eighth dual face watches consecutive road game. The 1973 team set a franchise record with nine consecutive road wins.
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Sunday: Braves (Jorge Campillo, 5-4, 2.76) vs. Brewers (Ben Sheets, 10-4, 3.14), 1:30 common problems kids face p.m. ET
Monday: Braves (Jair Jurrjens, 10-6, 3.06) at Giants (Matt Cain, 6-9, 3.70), 10:15 p.m. ET
Tuesday: Braves (Mike Hampton, 0-0, 10.00) at Giants (Jonathan Sanchez, 8-7, 4.61), 10:15 p.m. ET
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
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