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Morris to make Pirates debut against Reds

Aug 4, 2007 - 1:59 PM Cincinnati (46-64) at Pittsburgh (44-63) 7:05 pm EDT

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- Trade-deadline acquisition Matt Morris will debut with his new team on Saturday when the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Cincinnati Reds.

Morris (7-7, 4.35 ERA) was the most curious deadline decision last Tuesday, with the Pirates sending rookie outfielder Rajai Davis and a player to be named later to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for the soon-to-be 33-year-old righthander.

Even more puzzling was small-market Pittsburgh's willingness to take on Morris' entire contract, which owes him $9.5 million next season, easily putting him at the top of the team's payroll.

Morris comes to the Pirates on a down note, going 0-4 with a 7.94 ERA in his last eight starts. He is allowing opposing hitters to a .386 batting average and a 1.033 OPS over that span.

Morris spent the first eight years of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central and has built up an 8-6 career record with a 4.08 ERA in 22 games - 20 starts - against the Reds.

He will have to find a way to stop Cincinnati slugger Ken Griffey Jr., who broke out of a slump on Friday with a 3-for-5 night that included his 589th career home run.

Cincinnati won the series opener, 13-4, on Friday.

The Reds will counter with rookie Bobby Livingston (2-2, 4.64). The 24-year-old lefthander got knocked around on Tuesday at the Washington Nationals, giving up five runs and eight hits in four innings.








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    CINCINNATI 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 1
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 1 0
    10 R H E
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    CINCINNATI 2 9 13 0
    PITTSBURGH 1 8 12 1 (FINAL 10)

    BATTERIES: CIN

    Aug 4 10:34 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JACK WILSON (6) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    10TH OFF DAVID WEATHERS.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 9, PITTSBURGH 8
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: C IZTURIS (.245, 1-FOR-5)

    Reds vs. PiratesAug 4 10:31 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ADAM DUNN (30) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 10TH OFF MATT CAPPS SCORED BRANDON PHILLIPS.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 9, PITTSBURGH 7
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: E ENCARNACION (.264, 2-FOR-4, HR, 2 RBI)

    Reds vs. PiratesAug 4 10:17 PM
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    Reds vs. PiratesAug 4 10:12 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JEFF KEPPINGER (2) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 9TH OFF MATT CAPPS.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 7, PITTSBURGH 7
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: S HATTEBERG (.307, 1-FOR-4)

    Reds vs. PiratesAug 4 9:56 PM
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    Reds vs. PiratesAug 4 9:56 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 35 roots (Close Finish)

    Reds vs. PiratesAug 4 9:55 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RONNY PAULINO (8) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF MIKE STANTON.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 6, PITTSBURGH 7
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: N MCLOUTH (.225, 1-FOR-3, HR, 3 RBI)

    Reds vs. PiratesAug 4 9:40 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY EDWIN ENCARNACION (8) TO LEFT CENTER WITH
    1 OUT IN THE 8TH OFF SHAWN CHACON.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 6, PITTSBURGH 6
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J VALENTIN (.276, 3-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Reds vs. PiratesAug 4 9:32 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY RONNY PAULINO ALLOWED NORRIS HOPPER TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 5
    PITTSBURGH 6 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: K GRIFFEY JR (.272, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Reds vs. PiratesAug 4 9:06 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY NATE MCLOUTH (4) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF MIKE GOSLING SCORED JOSE BAUTISTA AND RONNY PAULINO.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 4, PITTSBURGH 6
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: M MORRIS (.200, 1-FOR-2, HR, RBI)

    Reds vs. PiratesAug 4 8:55 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JASON BAY (17) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF TODD COFFEY SCORED FREDDY SANCHEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 4, PITTSBURGH 3
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J BAUTISTA (.261, 1-FOR-2)

    Reds vs. PiratesAug 4 8:38 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JAVIER VALENTIN SCORED BRANDON PHILLIPS AND EDWIN
    ENCARNACION.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J VALENTIN ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 4
    PITTSBURGH 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: A GONZALEZ (.259, 1-FOR-2)

    Reds vs. PiratesAug 4 8:26 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY EDWIN ENCARNACION SCORED NORRIS HOPPER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, E ENCARNACION ON FIRST, B PHILLIPS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 2
    PITTSBURGH 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J VALENTIN (.270, 2-FOR-2)

    Reds vs. PiratesAug 4 8:23 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEN GRIFFEY JR SCORED SCOTT HATTEBERG.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K GRIFFEY JR ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 1
    PITTSBURGH 1 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: B PHILLIPS (.276, 0-FOR-1)

    Reds vs. PiratesAug 4 7:51 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MATT MORRIS (1) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 3RD OFF BOBBY LIVINGSTON.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 0, PITTSBURGH 1
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: C IZTURIS (.250, 1-FOR-1)

    Reds vs. PiratesAug 4 7:40 PM