Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Tommy Pham and right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton will both be featured on tomorrow’s edition of “Play Ball” on MLB Network.
During the half-hour long show, which airs Saturday, May 4th at 10 a.m. ET, Morton discusses changing his arm angle after watching Roy Halladay.
Morton says of Halladay in the clip, “His head movement and his body movement and how everything was kind of working around his center. He was repeating his delivery, he was repeating his release point. The trajectory of his pitches was the same, just consistency.”
Meanwhile, Tommy Pham discussed Derek Jeter and Bob Gibson.
Both Pham and Morton are playing in their first full seasons as members of the Tampa Bay Rays and both have been fantastic.
Thus far in 2019, Pham has hit .289/.401/.439 with 4 HR over 137 plate appearances, and also shattered the franchise record for the longest on-base streak in team history as he reached base in 48 straight games, stemming from last August.
Charlie Morton has been as advertised, racking up high strikeout numbers and keeping the opposing team off the scoreboard during his outings. Over 7 starts thus far, he has a 2.52 ERA / 2.95 FIP with a 30.0 K% over 39 1⁄3 innings pitched.
Play Ball is hosted by Harold Reynolds and additional MLB Network analysts; the half-hour show features one-on-one baseball demonstrations and conversations with some of the top personalities in the game.
Each week, Play Ball will also include tips on how kids can participate in all forms of baseball activities, plus highlights on and off the field throughout MLB.