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Brandon Morrow

Brandon John Morrow (born July 26, 1984 in Santa Rosa, California) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays of Major ... More »Brandon John Morrow (born July 26, 1984 in Santa Rosa, California) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball . Morrow has four primary pitches, a fastball, slider, circle change and a spiked curveball combination. He can throw for a high velocity, often getting into the mid to high-90's with his fastball. On August 8, 2010, Morrow pitched a complete game one hitter with 17 strikeouts, coming within one out of a no-hitter. Morrow attended Rancho Cotate High School in Rohnert Park, California. As a senior he was 9-2 with a 0.61 ERA and had 84 strikeouts in 63 innings. He earned first-team all-league, first-team All-Redwood Empire, first-team All-North Coast Section and second-team all-state honors. He competed for the California All-Stars at the 2002 Sunbelt Classic in McAlester, Oklahoma. He majored in American studies. He was selected by the Anaheim Angels in the 40th round, 1200th overall, in the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft.... [ Wikipedia ]

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Top 10 Pickups for Week 3

Brandon Morrow is in his eighth big league season, and yet he's never put it all together in the same one. Back in 2010 and 2011, he struck out over 10.0 per nine but had ERAs of 4.49 and 4.72. Then in 2012, his ERA dropped to 2.96, but his K rate fell, too, to 7.8 per, and he missed ...

3 Keys for Toronto Blue Jays Taking Upcoming Series vs. Minnesota Twins

Brandon Morrow will start Game 1 of this series while R.A. Dickey will start Game 2. Before the season started, Dickey and Morrow were both expected to be the front-line starters in Toronto’s rotation. Dickey was the Opening Day starter and was widely acknowledged as the team’s ...

Brandon Morrow strikes out nine, Blue Jays win second straight over Astros

Brandon Morrow strikes out nine, Blue Jays win second straight over Astros Melky Cabrera extended his season-long hit streak to nine games and Brett Lawrie busted out of his slump as the Jays beat Houston 7-3. Brandon Morrow showed glimpses of his potential on Wednesday night...

Lawrie homers as Blue Jays beat Astros 7-3

TORONTO — Blue Jays manager John Gibbons thought Brandon Morrow "had that look about him" as he faced the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. For the first time in almost 11 months, it was the look of a winner. Brett Lawrie hit a two-run homer, Morrow pitched six solid innings and ...

Morrow's 'A' game propels Jays to victory

Brandon Morrow of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the first inning during MLB game action against the Houston Astros on April 9, 2014 at Rogers Centre. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images/AFP) Brandon Morrow brought his ‘A’ game on Wednesday. For the most part, the Houston ...

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 3 Starts And Sits

Players I would start instead: Yordano Ventura, Ervin Santana, Brandon Morrow A slimmer Sandoval hasn’t kicked off his walk year in grand fashion. Though there’s plenty of reasons to expect that will change, he’s got his work cut out for him this week. He starts at home, where he’s been ...

Toronto vs Minnesota

The Blue Jays will send out Brandon Morrow (1-1, 5.73), who earned his first win Wednesday against Houston. The right-hander gave up three runs over six innings and struck out nine in a 7-3 victory. Morrow is 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA in two starts against Minnesota, with the most ...

Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle continues to be model of consistency

Dickey, Brandon Morrow, Kyle Drabek, Jose Reyes, Melky Cabrera and Brett Lawrie. This is an exciting time for the Blue Jays. Dickey remains inconsistent, but set down the Yankees for 6 2/3 innings in his second start of the season. Drew Hutchison showed his promise in Spring Training and ...

Blue Jays move Dickey up, push McGowan back

Manager John Gibbons said the rotation shuffle allows the Blue Jays to avoid fielding hard-throwing pitchers -- McGowan and Brandon Morrow -- in back-to-back starts. It also puts a proven veteran arm between two pitchers that are still in the process of proving they can get deep into ...

Steady Eddie leads Blue Jays over Indians

In that series, Brandon Morrow lasted 3.2 innings, R.A. Dickey 4.1 and Dustin McGowan four innings plus three batters. It was a repeat of the failures the rotation suffered so often in 2013. The 23-year-old right-hander supplied some much needed tonic as he cruised through five shutout ...

Maybe Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was sleep-walking?

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Brandon Morrow gets pulled from the game by Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (right) in the fourth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on Apr 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN, USA. (Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports) Blue Jays manager John ...

Wintry weather postpones Jays-Twins; twinbill set

Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow had trouble gripping the ball and didn't finish the fourth inning. He escaped with only two runs allowed. "I didn't feel helpless. I was still trying on every pitch. But nothing was working," Morrow said. Third baseman Brett Lawrie didn't let the ...

Toronto Blue Jays (7-6) at Minnesota Twins (6-6), 8:10 p.m. (ET)

Toronto counters with Brandon Morrow, who'll look for a second straight win. Morrow picked up his first victory of 2014 on Wednesday against Houston, when he struck out nine and gave up three runs in six innings of a 7-3 triumph. He's won both decisions in two career starts ...

Houston Astros (3-5) at Toronto Blue Jays (4-4), 7:07 p.m. (ET)

" Toronto, meanwhile, will counter with right-hander Brandon Morrow, who lost to Tampa Bay his first time out. Morrow surrendered four runs and seven hits in five innings of that one. "It was just one of those things where you think you threw better than the end results," Morrow ...

Buehrle Dominates, Blue Jays Blank Indians 5-0

The series ends Sunday when Toronto's Brandon Morrow (1-1) faces Carlos Carrasco (0-2)...

Davis' Throwing Error Sends Twins Over Royals

RHP Phil Hughes will look for his first win in a Twins uniform against RHP Brandon Morrow (1-1, 5.73)...

Lawrie Homers as Blue Jays Beat Astros 7-3

TORONTO — Brett Lawrie hit a two-run homer, Brandon Morrow won for the first time in almost 11 months and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-3 on Wednesday night. Alex Presley hit a two-run homer for the Astros, who have lost six of seven following a 2-0 start. Morrow (1-1)...

Cabrera, Bautista Homer, Blue Jays Beat Astros 5-2

... Houston RH Lucas Harrell (0-1) faces Toronto RH Brandon Morrow (0-1) on Wednesday...

Blue Jays’ lefty Mark Buehrle off to quick start but don’t label him an ace: Griffin

Can it be Brandon Morrow, Drew Hutchison or Dustin McGowan? Let’s examine the case against Buehrle. He was acquired at age 34 to be a solid No. 3-4 starter, to be an every-fifth-day workhorse, contribute 200-plus innings and 12-14 wins. It’s great to see him off to a solid first month...

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