He had only given up 2 runs all year prior to that, and had 40 strikeouts in 36.2 innings pitched, and a very low ERA of 1.76 and WHIP of 0.88.
no-hit innings in his first major league start and was 4 outs away to being just the second player to throw a no hitter in their MLB starting debut only to see pinch hitter Wilson Betemit end his bid.
Morrow was named first-team All-Pac-10 his junior year, going 7-4 with a 2.05 ERA, second in Pac-10. He held opponents to a .211 average good enough for third in Pac-10.
Morrow had the fourth most appearances by a rookie reliever in club history with 60 and fifth most strikeouts with 66.He also recorded another scoreless streak of 17 innings pitched over 15 outings from July 17 to August 24.Morrow held opponents scoreless in 44 of 60 outings.After missing two weeks of spring training in 2008 due to a sore shoulder, Morrow was optioned to the Mariners minor league affiliate Double-A West Tennessee on March 30. Putz became injured on June 12, Morrow took over his duties.Morrow was recalled to the Seattle bullpen 17 days afterwards when Mariners starter Érik Bédard was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Including a closing appearance on June 11, Morrow saved 8 games in 8 tries, before a July 10 opportunity when he gave up two solo home runs to the Oakland Athletics to acquire his first blown save.