Morse a late scratch
Nationals outfielder Michael Morse was scratched from Tuesday’s game roughly 40 minutes before the first pitch because of a right lat strain. Morse had felt tightness under his shoulder blade for the past few days, but Tuesday was the first day he was set to play the field and throwing caused him some discomfort.
The left fielder, who was the team’s designated hitter Sunday and did not play Monday, appeared unconcerned Tuesday.
He is listed as day to day.