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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||145.00||9.00||9.00||0.00||3.66||1.26||122.00||48.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Finger - Out until at least late March|
|vs LHB|| 17.0||0||0|| 6.35||0||11||15|
|vs RHB|| 16.1||0||0|| 4.96||0||7||15|
|Last 10 Games|
Padres' Brandon Morrow to return to mound Tuesday
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/29/15) Padres pitcher Brandon Morrow will make a start on Tuesday, the U-T San Diego reported.
Morrow missed Thursday's start with a blister. The team hasn't decided if he'll start for the Padres or in a minor league game. Odrisamer Despaigne, who took Morrow's spot on Thursday, will start the other game.
Brandon Morrow has start pushed back due to blister
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/25/15) Padres starting pitcher Brandon Morrow will have his scheduled start pushed back because of a blister on his right ring finger. Instead, Odrisamer Despaigne will take the mound on Thursday for the Padres, per U-T San Diego.
Manager Bud Black told reporters that Morrow's injury should not impact the fifth-starter race much.
"I don't think it impacts it a lot," Black said. "I think Brandon will be out there soon enough to show what he can do.
"There's still a couple weeks for him to build his pitch count. I don't think it does anything to the competition for now for that spot. We've seen a lot from those guys. They're both going to pitch some more this spring. It's a little bit of a setback for Brandon because it takes him off his schedule a little bit. But that's part of what happens in training camp."
Padres SP Brandon Morrow dealing with blister
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/24/15) Padres starting pitcher Brandon Morrow has been dealing with a blister on his throwing hand following his last spring outing Saturday against the Diamondbacks, per U-T San Diego. He threw in the bullpen Monday and for now is lined up to pitch Thursday.
Morrow, who is 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA in four spring outings (three starts), is vying for the final spot in the team's rotation.
Padres Bud Black choosing between Brandon Morrow, Odrisamer Despaigne
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(3/21/15) Padres manager Bud Black has yet to name the fifth starter in the team's rotation at this point of the spring, per UT San Diego.
The battle for the role boils down to two right-handers, Brandon Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne.
"Still close," Black said of the race to round out the rotation. "They're both very good pitches. We'll continue to evaluate and watch them, but those guys are competing hard. It's probably a better question to answer late in March. They're doing great. It's a good competition."
Morrow struggled on Saturday in 3 2/3 innings, giving up five runs. Despaigne came in after him and yielded one earned run in 3 1/3 innings pitched.
Black liked Morrow's velocity but thought he struggled with placement.
"I thought his overall stuff is what you're looking for -- you look for velocity, you look for sharpness of pitches, you look for the secondary (pitches)," Black said. "He just left too many pitches up out over the plate. They got some balls in the gap, and we couldn't track them down."
Despaigne threw 30 strikes on the day against 24 balls.
"Despaigne got to a pitch count, showed the assortment of his pitches," Black said. "They nicked him for a couple of runs, but again, what you're looking for, we saw some things that were positive."
Padres' Brandon Morrow throws four shutout innings Monday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/16/15) Padres pitcher Brandon Morrow continued to show why he could win the fifth spot in the rotation this season. Monday, Morrow threw four shutout innings, including sending down eight straight Cubs' batters. He's allowed just one earned run in three starts this spring.
"All you can do is go out and pitch well," Morrow said to MLB.com. "That's the only thing you can do to secure a spot and it's all I'm trying to do. I've been throwing well, I've been feeling good and my arm's healthy. I'm throwing all four of my pitches for strikes."
|2014 summary: Brandon Morrow missed the better part of last season -- basically, May through August, with a torn tendon sheath in his right index finger, this coming on the heels of a 2013 season that was more or less lost to a nerve issue in his forearm. As with so many once-promising pitchers, injuries have come to define his career. It wouldn't be so bad if he remained effective through them all, but last year was his second straight with an ERA over 5.00.|
Playing time status: Because he still throws in the high 90s, the Padres were willing to take on Morrow this offseason with a what-do-we-have-to-lose-type contract. He did return to make seven relief appearances last September, so he should be competing on equal terms this spring. Given the upside, his performance will be one to monitor.
2015 outlook: Morrow isn't assured anything with the Padres and certainly isn't assure success even if he wins the job, but as long as he still has the velocity, you can't dismiss the upside he showed as recently as 2012 with a 2.96 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. Like the Padres, you wouldn't want to invest much in him, but with a late-round pick or low-dollar bid in an NL-only league, you could do a lot worse.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/31/15||KC||10:05 pm|| |
|4/1/15||@ CHW||4:05 pm|| |
|4/2/15||MIL||3:05 pm|| |
|4/6/15||@ LAD||4:10 pm|| |
|4/7/15||@ LAD||10:10 pm|| |
|4/8/15||@ LAD||10:10 pm|| |
|4/17/15||@ CHC||2:20 pm|| |
= probable start