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After pitching a beauty on Monday against the Braves, Brian Burres will remain in the Pirates rotation for the remainder of the season.
Manager John Russell annouced that Burres will start in Cincinnati on Tuesday.
Jeff Karsents’ sore shoulder is slowly improving but it is unlikely that he will make another start this season. If Karstens does pitch before the season ends, it would be from the bullpen.
“He’s getting better,” Russell said. “It’s still going to be a few days before there is a determination about when he might be ready to come back.”
Although Charlie Morton got his 11th loss against the Nationals on Sunday, for once it was not his fault. The team committed three errors and six of the eight runs that the Nats scored were un-earned. Morton’s line was a lot worse than how he performed. Through 3.2 innings, six runs and eight hits were charged to Charlie. He is now 1-11 with a 9.66 ERA.
Now I’m not saying he had a ”great outing” but there is definitly some improvement from him. Morton threw mostly fastballs (57 of 76).