Michael Morse to be added to Giants’ roster for NLCS


Via Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle:

The Giants are holding a short workout today, and they made some news.

Manager Bruce Bochy said that Michael Morse is in Arizona getting at-bats in the instructional league. He will play in a couple of games, as late as Friday morning, then join the team in St. Louis for the NLCS.

The Giants had to rely on Travis Ishikawa and Juan Perez in left field for the Wild Card Game and NLDS, so getting Morse back could be a tremendous boost if even he’s not healthy enough to start every game of the best-of-seven Championship Series.

Morse batted .279/.336/.475 with 16 home runs and 61 RBI in 131 games this season for the Giants.

He made just two plate appearances in September because of a strained left oblique muscle.

Brewers move into tie with Nationals for first NL Wild Card

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The Brewers, once left for dead after outfielder Christian Yelich suffered a season-ending injury, defeated the Pirates 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. That, paired with the Nationals’ 5-3 loss to the Marlins, moved them into a tie for the first NL Wild Card. The Brewers are 10-2 since Yelich’s injury.

During Sunday’s game, the Brewers brought a combined perfect game bid into the seventh inning. It ended when Gio González allowed a one-out single to Bryan Reynolds. The Brewers’ four runs came on two Eric Thames homers and an Orlando Arcia homer. The Pirates mounted a rally in the eighth inning, scoring three runs, but Josh Hader came in and slammed the door, getting the final four outs.

The Brewers end the season on a six-game road trip. They will face the Reds for three games before finishing out the schedule with three against the Rockies. The Cubs trail both the Brewers and Nationals by four games. The Mets are 4.5 games back while the Diamondbacks and Phillies are each 5.5 games behind.