Braves right-hander Charlie Morton will start Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Brewers on Friday. This is an assignment he may not have gained had he not allowed seven runs in just 3 2/3 innings for the Astros against the Yankees in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series in 2017.
“I remember giving up a bunch of runs and leaving the field thinking, ‘Man, I don’t know what happened,’” Morton said. “I felt like I threw the ball OK. Just a ton of people scored. And [the Astros] gave me the ball for Game 7 in the Championship Series. It’s do or die, Game 7; no tomorrow if you don’t win.”
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