The matchup will pit Morton against the group he pitched for in 2017 and ’18. The outdated skool righty earned the take for Houston in Game 7 of the ’17 World Sequence against the Dodgers, throwing the last four innings.
It’s a acquainted playoff matchup for Morton, who faced the Astros as a member of the Rays within the 2019 American League Division Sequence, gained by Houston, and the ’20 AL Championship Sequence, gained by Tampa Bay.
Morton, who joined the Braves on a one-yr, $15 million contract within the offseason and signed a $20 million extension in September to reach to Atlanta for 2022, has recorded a 3.77 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 14 1/3 innings spanning three starts this postseason, serving to the Braves reach to the World Sequence for the foremost time since 1999.
This may per chance occasionally label the third time in five years Morton has pitched within the Fall Classic, every time for a unfamiliar group. In his most most stylish World Sequence look, Morton allowed five runs over 4 1/3 innings in a Game 3 loss to the Dodgers a yr ago.