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Werth's ankle
Morse's thumb

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Offline Lintyfresh85

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Werth going for an MRI, wearing boot on right ankle. He still thinks he might play tomorrow.

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Morse jammed his right thumb in BP, but he's fine. Minor swelling. Davey saw no reason to keep him in.

If there's an injury the Nats can't afford to linger, in my mind, it's having Morse go down. With his bat in the lineup the team is so much more dangerous. With Werth, we're good... but I feel the backups can somewhat replicate his numbers.

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Offline Tokeydog

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I agree with you.  This lineup suffers a bit more without Morse.  Though I will say, it sounds like the thumb is really a non-issue and to me a walking boot on an ankle sounds worse.

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Online DPMOmaha

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We've won without both of them.  If I had to pick, though, I'd prefer to keep Morse's bat in the lineup...

Offline welch

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Rest both and the Nats will still win. Tyler Moore needs the playing time, and Bernadina is hot.

Offline RL04

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More concerning: Werth's ankle or Morse's thumb?


Neither.

It's Werth's hand.   And his ankle.  And his thigh.  And his back.

The man is a walking insurance EOB.

Offline terpfan417

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Werth's injury obviously sounds worse. But as long as neither are long term, it's not like Moore and Bernadina have been bad.

Offline Tyler Durden

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If Moore and Bernadina keep hitting well, the Nats won't really skip a beat as long as Zimmerman, LaRoche, and the rest stay hot.  Moore seems very similar to Morse to me - both at the plate and in the field.

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I cringe at the defense having a Moore - Harper - Morse outfield means vs. LHP.  There's real potential for exposure there. 

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I cringe at the defense having a Moore - Harper - Morse outfield means vs. LHP.  There's real potential for exposure there. 

the OF really hasn't been that bad this year.  I'm all for that OF tonight if Werth can't go.

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Werth

Offline wpa2629

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Werth is in the lineup tonight

Morse is not

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Morse says he's fine and will play tomorrow.

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Morse says he's fine and will play tomorrow.

We'll see about that.  Given previous experience, I wouldn't be surprised to see another day off tomorrow, especially given the off day on Thursday.

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I think Davey has said in the past that he'll give guys one extra day after they say they're OK. 

I'm fine with that since Bernie and Moore have been playing pretty well.

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Neither. Tough it up.

Offline GburgNatsFan

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I'd like to change my vote, because Mikey Mo's thumb seems juuuust fine.