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Morse finds stroke in opposite field

Jun 6, 2012, 10:50 PM EDT

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Michael Morse had a pair of doubles during Tuesday night's game.

Not that anyone was really worried Michael Morse's 0-for-the-season would continue forever, but as the outs started piling up there was at least some question about when hit No. 1 would finally come.

Then Morse erased those doubts in fairly emphatic fashion, lacing a double to right-center in the bottom of the fourth Tuesday night, snapping an 0-for-9 slump to begin his injury-shortened 2012.

Morse admitted he needed to get that first hit out of the way to clear one last mental hurdle associated with the torn lat muscle that sidelined him three months.

"Oh yeah," he said. "The first one, you kind of hit the barrel and youRead more ยป

  1. NatsFan05 - Jun 6, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    Anyone notice that Mike isn't doing his "Samurai Cobra Snake" warm up now?

  2. MicheleS - Jun 7, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    Mark is a psychic!!!! Can you leave the press box again so we can get more than 4 runs?

  3. peric - Jun 7, 2012 at 1:31 AM

    Meanwhile the Harrisburg Senators tandem of Mathematician Jeff Mandel and Christian Garcia apparently translates to AAA. They combine for a 1 hit shut-out for Syracuse and a 1 to 0 win.

  4. SonnyG10 - Jun 7, 2012 at 3:09 AM

    Morse won't be back for me until he gets his first homer of the year.

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