Why in the world was Michael Morse warming the bench in the 9th inning Thursday night? Or in the 10th inning? We’re getting used to it really, because there’s always some silly reason you know? Like the DL injuries up the kazoo, just having an off-night, they outplayed us, outpitched us or we just plain stunk up the place.
But Thursday night was different. Michael Morse was a Giant again, something I’ve been waiting for since the day he left. So when he suited up at Spring Training this year there was hope. Hope there wouldn’t be another really, really lousy year like last year. Because now we really didn’t care if we had a really bad bullpen. We had a power hitter. Again.
So the line-up is announced on Opening Day and guess what? Michael Morse isn’t in it. And it’s okay. We’re getting used to it, remember? But Wednesday night was different because he was back wearing a Giants uniform. Ahhh, still hope. And he didn’t let us down.
So Thursday night I would have been really anxious with the score tied bottom of the 9th, but I knew Morse was in the wings and at least this time we had a chance. It would be okay. And we waited and waited and …… still waiting.
So I’m wondering why Michael Morse wasn’t called off the bench in the 9th inning. And I’ll bet there are thousands of other fans wondering the same thing. No big deal. Just curious, that’s all.