Morrow doesn’t dance – nor does he need to
Morrow picked up save number 10 of the season in a recent win over the Braves. He has taken the elder statesman role of the bullpen due to his experience. While the youthful Cubs bullpen strut their dance moves during spectacular plays, Morrow sits.
He doesn’t dance. As a result of his calm demeanor during intense situations, the Cubs should have an advantage leading into October due to teams feeling the playoff pressure.
"“I’ve closed before. It’s been 10 years, but there’s so many different places to pull experience from. And I think all the playoff experience last year helps a lot in pressure situations,” Morrow said."
Some of that experience that could prove incredibly valuable? His 14 appearances last fall with the Dodgers. I mentioned his dominance against the Cubs earlier – but the numbers really do it more justice. The guy put up a 13.5 strikeouts per nine clip in the NLCS. That paired nicely with a 7:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Lights-out. There’s no other way to describe what the veteran right-hander did last October.