The Braves signed Morton last winter largely because of his experience. He built his reputation as a big-game pitcher with the Astros, where he earned his first All-Star appearance and World Series berth in his mid-30s.
The rotation might be the Braves’ greatest advantage in the series. Morton, Max Fried and Ian Anderson are lined up and rested. Morton will try to help the Braves take an early series lead on the same mound he once called his own.