NEW YORK | In the opportunities he's been given, there's little else Michael Morse could have done to prove he deserves to play every day next year. And on the season's final weekend, Morse is making his case even stronger.
He just flattened a changeup from Pat Misch, launching it well over 425 feet to the deepest part of the park in center field. The fence is just beyond 415 feet, and Morse sent it several rows into the stands. It's his 14th homer of the year in just 262 at-bats. If you project that out over a full season, Morse continues to be on pace to hit 28 or so in a full year.
Doug Slaten is on in the bottom of the seventh for the Nationals, replacing Jordan Zimmermann, who allowed one run in six innings in his final start of the year. The Nationals and Mets are tied at a run apiece.