Atlanta Braves ace Charlie Morton accomplished World Series heroics on Tuesday as he powered through the second inning of Game 1 with a broken leg. Atlanta ended up winning this crucial World Series Game 1, but it came at a cost.
The team announced that Morton is done for the remainder of the series following X-rays that revealed this right leg fracture.
Charlie Morton Injury Update
The injury happened on the first out of the second inning, a 102.4 mph comeback ground ball off the bat of Houston's Yuli Gurriel. Atlanta retired Gurriel on this play and Morton continued to finish the inning in obvious pain.
Morton even came out for the bottom of the third, striking out Jose Altuve before he nearly collapsed to the ground in pain.
It's the sort of moment that will live in World Series folklore and a terrible turn of misfortune for Atlanta. Morton was the Braves' best starting ptiching option this season as he led the MLB with 33 starts with a 3.34 ERA. He's been even better this postseason, pitching to a 3.24 ERA through 16.1 innings of work across four starts.
With the Game 1 victory, Atlanta now holds a firm grasp on the series and remains the favorite with -165 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. Max Fried and Jose Urquidy square off in Game 2, which is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 8:09 p.m. EST.
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