Make Morse an All-Star
In case you missed it, Tyler Clippard was named as a representative of the Nationals for this year’s All-Star Game. Clippard has been stellar as the Nats’ set-up man, and currently leads the League in holds with 21. He led the team last year in wins with 11 and was second in strikeouts with 112. He is, obviously, a deserving candidate and will make Nationals fans proud when he takes the mound during next week’s Midsummer Classic.
But, if those same fans play it right, there could be a second Nationals player on the All-Star Team. Michael Morse is currently in the mix for the Final Vote, where fans have a few days to decide who gets that coveted last spot on the roster. Morse has been having the best year of his career so far, hitting .299 with 15 home runs and 46 RBI, and since May 22 he’s been leading the NL in home runs and RBI.
Since coming to the Capital in a trade with Seattle in 2009, Morse has provided power off of the bench. In Spring Training this year, he hit a Grapefruit League-leading nine home runs and landed himself a starting gig in left field. He was moved to first base when Adam LaRoche underwent season-ending arm surgery and has been outstanding since moving back to the infield.
Morse is looking to take his talents to Arizona to help the National League win the All-Star Game for a second straight year. You can vote for him here and campaign for more votes via Facebook and Twitter. Voting ends July 7, so be sure to get in as many votes as you can until then. Vote early, vote often, and make sure to vote Nats!