"Morse is uh...the big guy's down. His got, the big thumb is barking. Probably the cooler weather doesn't help that. Guess it got jammed too many times."
(Davey Johnson, via MASN pregame, 8/14/2012)
Ho hum, just another day, another "I'm fine I'll be back in there tomorrow" injury for the Washington Nationals. Up above, Michael Morse as seen on TV late last night with his jammed right thumb in a splint manning his position by the bubblegum buckets. Morse apparently jammed his thumb during batting practice; Davey pulled from the beatdown early. No buckets of bubblegum were thrown last night, despite the beatdown. Coincidence?
Of course, Morse is missing from Tuesday night's lineup. Davey said in his pregame comments that it's hard to say if Morse will be back for the day game Wednesday...expects him back Friday. In other words...
Here's Morse and his thumb before he left the game last night:
(Screencaps via MASN/MLB.com)