SJ - October 27, 2021
The Braves took Game 1 of the World Series 6-2 on Tuesday night in Houston. This despite only getting 2 1/3 innings from starting pitcher Charlie Morton.
The right hander took a hard hit groundball off his lower leg. He stayed in the game, but was forced to leave the game in the third inning after recording a strikeout of Jose Altuve.
This was the Gurriel comebacker that got Morton's shin in the second inning. My guess is he had to exit because the area swelled over the past inning. pic.twitter.com/NuV4Zm50Yh
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) October 27, 2021
Charlie Morton is leaving the game in the 3rd inning after he came up in pain after a pitch. pic.twitter.com/ZYiJ13fSZ8
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 27, 2021
Morton knew immediately after releasing what would be his last pitch of the season that he couldn't continue. X-rays later confirmed that he had stayed in the game and continued to pitch with a right fibula fracture.
RHP Charlie Morton underwent X-rays tonight that revealed a right fibula fracture. He will miss the remainder of the World Series and is expected to be ready for Spring Training in 2022.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) October 27, 2021
Morton's an absolute beast for pitching on a broken leg. He'll be missed, but winning Game 1 puts the Braves in a good spot despite his absence going forward. One down, three more to go to send the cheaters packing.
(H/T Larry Brown Sports)
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