When righthander Eduardo Morlan was with the Twins, he topped out at 97 mph, and was able to sit at 92-93 mph comfortably. Today, Morlan was throwing his fastball at 88-90, topping out at 91 mph.
Morlan, who came over to the Rays in the deal that also sent Matt Garza to Tampa Bay and brought Delmon Young to Minnesota, got Athletics second baseman Cliff Pennington to pop out to shortstop Elvis Andrus just in foul territory on the third base line before Brewers third baseman Mat Gamel drew his second walk of the game.
Diamondbacks first baseman Jamie D’Antona struck out for the second game, this time on an 83 mph slider. Morlan’s slider mostly sat at 79-80 mph today.
The inning ended with Giants outfielder Nate Schierholtz flying out to right field on a fastball.