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“Well, I don’t run that hard anyway.”

Jun 28, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT

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That’s what Nationals outfielder Michael Morse said after manager Davey Johnson urged him to be cautious with his tight right hamstring Thursday in the game against the Rockies at Coors Field.

“If I had a broken leg and a broken thumb, I’d want to be in the lineup in this ballpark,” Johnson said. “I made him promise, ‘Don’t you be aggravating that hamstring.’ He said, ‘Well, I don’t run that hard anyway.’ ”

Morse is in fact starting in right field and batting cleanup today. He went 7-for-14 with two RBI in the first three games of the series.

  1. spellingcops - Jun 28, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    I think it’s more Rockies pitching than it is the park.

  2. charlutes - Jun 28, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    Lmao, what is the story here? You trying to say he’s lazy or just pointing out his coach said don’t re injure yourself?

    • Matthew Pouliot - Jun 28, 2012 at 4:50 PM

      I just thought it was funny. And there’s no news today.

      Seriously, someone make a trade or something.

  3. alexo0 - Jun 28, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    Oh, if only Morse had said that as a member of the Red Sox…

    • natstowngreg - Jun 28, 2012 at 5:06 PM

      …with references to beer, fried chicken and biscuits, of course.

      • cur68 - Jun 28, 2012 at 6:07 PM

        While on the DL and resting his hammy at a charity event for people who’ve been injured on the job.

  4. natsattack - Jun 28, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    Slow news?
    I kinda went the right way for my team, but in the second (?) inning of last night’s game, Espinosa turned a DP vs. the Rox without ever coming near the base. Luck evens out through a season though, remember the play at first where the Rockies got an out at first when Helton wasn’t even near the bag? This could be a post.

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