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Phillies call up Logan Morrison

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Jeff Passan of ESPN is reporting that the Phillies are calling up Logan Morrison. Which is weird because, in my mind, he’s been out of baseball for like two years.

But that’s not so! He’s been in Triple-A all year, for both the Yankees and the Phillies, and he’s been raking. Raking to the tune of a 1.009 OPS with 18 home runs and 49 RBI in 61 games.

Morrison will likely be a bench guy given that he can’t really play anyplace other than first base and Rhys Hoskins plays first base, but the Phillies could use any help on offense they can get.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.