Morse catches up with media, talks about grand slam

Nationals outfielder Michael Morse caught up with the media Saturday and talked about his grand slam that helped defeat the Mets, 6-4, on Friday at Nationals Park.

The Nationals were behind, 2-0, and without a hit against Mets left-hander Johan Santana after three innings. But that changed by the fourth inning.

Santana allowed three consecutive singles up the middle to Jayson Werth, Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman. Morse came to the plate and hit a 1-1 pitch over the right-field wall for a grand slam, the third of his career. A curtain call was in order, and Morse gave the fans what they wanted. He raised his arms and gave two fist pumps.

“Santana had great control of his fastball and his change up,” Morse said via text message. “He was pounding me in with his fastball and I was looking for something over the plate to drive. I got a fastball up and I got a good swing on it. It was a great inning Jayson started and got us going.”

Considering that he missed the first two months of the season because of a lat strain, Morse has put up some nice numbers, hitting .300 with 12 home runs and 44 RBIs.

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