Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/28/12
One big concern for the Washington Nationals heading into their first postseason was whether the wrist and hand injuries that left fielder Michael Morse was going through would derail his power for the rest of the year. After all, before Thursday, Morse had hit just two homers in September. He matched that total in his first three at-bats in the series finale, finishing with four RBI. With Morse's power, the Nationals' erased a 3-1 deficit and beat the Phillies 7-3. Their 95th win of the season reduced their magic number for winning the NL East title to three. Morse's second homer was a jaw dropper, measuring 451 feet to the opposite field. Nationals reliever Tom Gorzelanny caught the flyball in his cap in the visitors' bullpen on the second level of Citizens Bank Park. "It felt real good. Anytime you hit a ball like that, sometimes you just got to appreciate it a little bit. Watch it go," Morse said in postgame television interview. Morse has 16 homers on the season afte...
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