Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash is not the only one to blame

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 27: The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays to win the 2020 MLB World Series on October 27, 2020. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 27: The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays to win the 2020 MLB World Series on October 27, 2020. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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Charlie Morton of the Rays gives the ball to his manager for a pitching change.
(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Charlie Morton only had one bad start in the postseason and it was in the World Series

The 36-year-old veteran Charlie Morton was nearly unhittable in the postseason until his start in the World Series. Morton made four starts in the postseason and had given up only one earned run in his first three starts.

His three outings prior to the World Series came against the Yankees, and the Astros. Morton was hot going into the World Series with 17 strikeouts in 15.2 innings and only allowed 11 hits. All three of his first starts led to a Rays win as well.

Morton started Game Three of the World Series and the expectations were set high for him. It did not go exactly as planned for Morton.

Morton gave up a first inning home run to Justin Turner and in the third inning, Morton gave up another two runs. In the fourth inning, the Dodgers put up another two runs giving the Dodgers a 5-0 lead.

Morton’s pitch count was getting high and would be taken out of the fifth inning after only recording one out. The Dodgers would go on to win the ballgame 6-2 and take a 2-1 lead in the World Series.

It was unfortunate to see Morton struggle after his outstanding 2020 postseason. Game three was set to be a great pitching duel between Morton and Walker Buehler and the Dodgers young star outshined Morton.

Nothing much to say here besides Morton having his first rough start of the 2020 postseason.