Things were going really successfully for the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of the World Sequence… factual up till Charlie Morton obtained injured.
On Tuesday, the Braves faced off against the Houston Astros in the first game of the 2021 World Sequence and early on, things were going great for Atlanta. No longer only did Jorge Soler lead off the game with a home hasten, fans also obtained free tacos thanks to Ozzie Albies’ steal of second base in the first inning!
The Braves were flying high after the first three innings with a 5-0 lead over the Astros, then disaster struck. In the bottom of the second, starter Morton took a flooring ball to his factual leg and seemingly was able to shrug it off. Unfortunately, Morton had to be pulled the following inning because of injury, which we later came upon out was a factual fibula fracture and that the Braves’ ace would leave out the remainder of the World Sequence.
Talk about a challenging break for Morton and the Braves. Right here’s the play from the second inning which caused the injury to happen.
This was the Gurriel comebacker that obtained Morton’s shin in the second inning. My bet is he had to exit because the area swelled over the past inning. pic.twitter.com/NuV4Zm50Yh
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) October 27, 2021
The wildest part of it all was that Morton stayed in the game for the leisure of the second inning then struck out Jose Altuve on a broken leg for his final out of the game in the subsequent inning. In total, Morton made 16 pitches between two innings on that broken leg.
— Tim and Chums (@timandfriends) October 27, 2021
here’s charlie morton accurate casually striking ppl out on a broken leg…pic.twitter.com/SlnXRI9vXf
— DraftKings (@DraftKings) October 27, 2021
What a gutsy performance from Morton and what a pitch to strike out Altuve! Baseball fans were accurate as disquieted and awed at Morton’s ability to intestine out these last few pitches and steady the out for his team.
Charlie Morton struck out Jose Altuve on a broken leg. a BROKEN LEG.
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) October 27, 2021
Remarkable that Morton went back out and saved pitching an inning later, albeit for one batter. Bad information for the Braves and for Charlie, who was so pleased and proud to have helped the Braves obtain here. They would no longer be here without him.
— David O’Brien (@DOBrienATL) October 27, 2021
So Charlie Morton obtained three outs (with two strikeouts) with a broken leg? That guy is hardcore.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) October 27, 2021
Athletes are on ANOTHER LEVEL.
Brutal information for the Braves and Charlie Morton. So sad to seem this. https://t.co/MQBH8oML1d
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) October 27, 2021
Morton faced three extra batters (and struck out two!) on apparently a broken leg. what the hell man https://t.co/ycWCQ0odbW
— Hannah Keyser (@HannahRKeyser) October 27, 2021
Charlie Morton fractured his fibula, obtained two extra outs to finish the bottom of the second then WENT BACK OUT for the third and obtained a strikeout ahead of coming out of the game.
An absolute GAMER! https://t.co/L5DfB7A5II
— Baseball Quotes (@BaseballQuotes1) October 27, 2021
I knew charlie Morton was a stout game pitcher nevertheless hooooooooly crap
— Bradford William Davis (“playoff b”) (@BWDBWDBWD) October 27, 2021
Charlie Morton struck a dude out with a broken leg nevertheless ugh he broke his leg https://t.co/N82FVCd2qi
— Andrew Joseph (@AndyJ0seph) October 27, 2021
Charlie Morton striking out Altuve with a broken leg appreciate: pic.twitter.com/7gaEeyrfuG
— Norman Crow (@NCrow23) October 27, 2021
Charlie Morton threw 10 pitches on a broken leg, sat down for a half-inning, threw six extra pitches, the last two of which were a 96-mph fastball and 80-mph curveball to strike out Jose Altuve.
So, yeah, Charlie Morton threw 16 pitches pushing off the mound with a broken leg.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 27, 2021
Charlie Morton retired all three batters that he faced after fracturing his fibula, and struck out two of them. Remarkable.
— David O’Brien (@DOBrienATL) October 27, 2021
Right here I am. On my sofa. No longer wearing pants. Yawning every 30 seconds. Complaining about how sleepy I am. And this motherfucker Charlie Morton out here pitching with one damn leg. Broke his damn fibula, whatever that is, and said hang on, I gotta strike out this two legged dude.
— fdu (@FakeDanUggla) October 27, 2021
Charlie Morton pitched an inning on a broken leg, most Phillies couldn’t pitch on consecutive days
— Franzke & LA (@FranzkeLA) October 27, 2021
Pitching and retiring all 3 batters with a BROKEN LEG in the WORLD SERIES is so badass.
Absolutely sucks that Charlie Morton’s season comes to an terminate appreciate this, though clearly. Dude is a stud.
— matt (@matttadelphia) October 27, 2021
Charlie Morton has done a very most interesting job. https://t.co/aj7sNEnYEj
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) October 27, 2021