Washington Nationals' Michael Morse Hits "Two" Grand Slams; One Without A Bat...

Jennifer Hilderbrand-US PRESSWIR - Presswire

After a review of Michael Morse's first inning grand slam, Morse and the rest of the Washington Nationals were forced to reenact the play with Morse taking a fake swing and then running the bases again. 4-0 early...

From tonight's game story:

"Jayson Werth had a few quick words with home plate ump Corey Blaser after taking an 81 mph 2-2 change up high and inside for a called strike three in the first AB of Saturday night's game against St. Louis. Cards' right-hander Kyle Lohse tried a backdoor curve to Bryce Harper in a 1-2 count, but the Nats' 19-year-old outfielder waited for it, reached out and slapped a one-out single into center for the first Nationals' hit off the Cardinals' veteran starter. Harper took third on double no. 36 of 2012 by Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche walked to load the bases for Michael Morse... Who launched a first-pitch sinker to right and... over the right field wall for an opposite field grand slam! 4-0... Nat... Wait. The umpires decide to review it, but it's clearly out upon further review. Morse's 17th HR of 2012 is a grand slam to right field in Busch Stadium. For some reason the umpires have the Nats reenact the grand slam after having a second look and all the players retake their bases so Morse can fake a swing [he had no bat] and reenact the moment before running around the bases. 4-0 Nationals after a half...

You kind of have to see this...


After two and a half innings in Busch Stadium, the Washington Nationals and Jordan Zimmermann have a 4-0 lead over the Cardinals. After four innings in Atlanta, the Braves lead the Mets, 1-0. Big night of baseball for Nats fans.

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