(Michael Morse grimaces after getting drilled in the elbow by a Ryan Dempster pitch. Screencap via MASN/TV.)
"Yeah, I'm worried. Because normally, he's got huge arms and is well-protected. But he was in bad shape."
(Davey Johnson, via NatsInsider, 8/11/2011)
Oh no. Davey's worried about Michael Morse. Count us in, too: Did a Ryan Dempster fastball put an end to Beast Mode in 2011? X-Ray results forthcoming...
[Update] Oh, here's good news! MLB.com's Bill Ladson Tweeted the following update Thursday night:
In a text message, #Nats 1B Michael Morse said he has a left elbow contusion. He expects to be OK. Morse is listed as day-to-day. #MLB.
(via @Washingnats, 8/11/2011)
The other bad news:
Cubs 4, Nationals 3: Bases loaded, no outs in the 9th, and Nats can only scratch out a run.
Nats drop 2 of 3 to Cubs. Onward to Philly...hope Mike Morse was on that plane...
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