Charlie Morton had quite a scare as he worked through the Houston Astro’s lineup during Tuesday night’s opening World Series game. The Atlanta Brave’s hurler took a comebacker to the shin during the 2nd inning.
It was apparent from watching on television that Morton was hurt. The Atlanta ace got back up, shook it off, and finished the inning. According to TMZ, he did it all with a broken leg.
Morton came back out for the top of the third. He struck out Jose Altuve, but the pain proved too much. Morton was helped off the field by the Braves training staff.
The Braves later revealed the results of X-rays conducted on Charlie Morton. He was ruled out of the rest of the series with a broken right fibula, unfortunately.
Morton’s heroics and bravery (no pun intended) inspired his club. The Atlanta bullpen and bats got the job done, lifting the Braves to a 6-2 win over the Astros. The tough-as-nails performance was needed during a playoff that has been rife with controversy.
While Charlie won’t pitch another game in this year’s Fall Classic, Braves fans won’t soon forget the performance. If Atlanta can win it all, Charlie Morton will go down in history as a folk hero. Maybe LeBron James will use his status as Red Sox part owner to try and bring Morton in for some Curt Schilling magic.
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