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Brandon Morrow throws two-hitter in Jays’ victory

Jun 6, 2012, 11:16 PM EDT

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Finally breaking through after 2 1/2 inconsistent seasons as a starter, Brandon Morrow picked up his seventh win in spectacular fashion Wednesday, throwing a two-hit shutout against the White Sox.

It’s Morrow’s second shutout in four starts; he also tossed a three-hitter against the Mets on May 19.

Morrow had the big outing tonight despite just five strikeouts. Morrow finished with some of the best strikeout rates in the majors in 2010 (10.9 K/9 IP) and ’11 (10.2 K/9 IP), but he ended those years with ERAs of 4.49 and 4.72. This year, he has a more modest 7.8 K/9 IP, but it hasn’t stopped him from amassing a fine 2.90 ERA and an exceptional 0.99 WHIP to date.

If the new Morrow is here to stay, the Jays could have an imposing rotation led by he, Ricky Romero and Henderson Alvarez the next few years. They also possess a minor league system stocked with about as many quality arms as any in the league.

  1. jaysfan64 - Jun 6, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    If Morrow keeps pitching like this his name will have to be in the hat for the Cy Young…just crazy dominant tonight….

  2. randygnyc - Jun 6, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    I’ll need to see a few more dominant starts before insisting the Yankees force a trade.

  3. mydadyourmom - Jun 7, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    Dominance. Sweep comin.

  4. cur68 - Jun 7, 2012 at 1:24 AM

    Morrow had the Beaver Powered Arm tonight, oh yeah. Game had it all: great pitching from both sides & some clutch Beaver Hitting with Rajai Davis accounting for all the run scoring in one way or another. Kid even hit a homer. Nice.

  5. proudlycanadian - Jun 7, 2012 at 7:32 AM

    In his last start, Morrow exited the game in great pain as he was hit on the shin by a line drive. He is an honorary hockey player, the way he overcame the injury.

  6. cshearing - Jun 7, 2012 at 8:15 AM

    Morrow also becomes the first pitcher with three shutouts this season. Keep it up dude.

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