For August, which includes a start against the Cubs, Morton has allowed six earned runs in 28-1/3 innings for a 1.91 ERA.
Our Justin Toscano noted that Morton is the eighth pitcher to pitch at least six innings and allow one for fewer runs at age 39 or older in Coors Field history. Others on the list are Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Randy Johnson.
“When I look at their career numbers, I’m like, ‘Man, I can’t imagine how my body would feel if I had that kind of wear and tear on my body at my age,’” Morton said. “I haven’t really thrown that many innings for how old I am, how many years I’ve started. Those guys had way more on their bodies than me. Plus, they’re legends. And I’m not. I’m just a guy that figured some things out in the last six or seven years.”