Braves Pitcher Charlie Morton Left Game 1 of the World Series With a Broken Leg

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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.

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.

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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