Jul 28 7:39a
Morales (5-5) didn't factor into the decision Sunday against the Pirates, lasting just four innings in the 7-5 Colorado victory. He surrendered two runs on six hits and a season-high five walks in the outing.
It's a small miracle that Morales was able to limit the damage to two runs, considering the bases were regularly filled with Pirates throughout the afternoon. Still, Morales needed all of 99 pitches to get through four innings, prompting another early call for an overworked bullpen. Morales has netted better results since rejoining the rotation July 3, yielding a 3.05 ERA over his four starts. However, the shiny ERA is not indicative of how poorly he's pitched, as he's compiled a measly 16:14 K:BB ratio over 20.2 innings during that time, covering six innings only once.