One day after taking a pitch off his right hand, Nationals cleanup hitter Michael Morse remains in pain and likely won't return until Tuesday.
The Nationals lost 4-2 to the Phillies Friday night, but emerged relieved to know neither Michael Morse nor Ian Desmond is seriously injured.
A rough start dooms a late comeback as the Nats come up short in Philly
Michael Morse had to depart Friday night's game after getting hit by a pitch in the right hand, a potentially serious blow to the Nationals' lineup.
Chad Tracy, one of the majors' most successful pinch-hitters this season, has agreed to a contract extension with the Nationals.