Morrow made his first start on Saturday since injuring his oblique in June, and took the loss after allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits in 4.2 innings pitched. Despite the mediocre performance, Morrow averaged 94.4 mph with his fastball (92.9 mph for the year) and was able to induce swinging strikes at a 12.5 percent rate (8.8 percent for the season). A 3.39 FIP and 3.91 xFIP indicate that he should pitch a similar level down the stretch, and I would expect an increased strikeout rate as well. He made a conservative effort to pitch to contact in the beginning of the year, and with increased velocity I would expect his strikeout rate to get above 9.00 K/9. If Morrow was let go by any owners in your league, he should be a must add in any format.
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