In as little as one day Michael Morse could be returning to the Washington Nationals outfield and more importantly, much more importantly, the line-up. In some ways Morse is returning at the perfect time. The Nationals offense has already improved from a unit that scored 3.36 runs a game in April to one that scored 4.21 in May.
Much of that improvement has to do with the emergence of Bryce Harper as not just one of the best rookies this season, but perhaps one of the best 19 year old rookies to have played the game of baseball. In 30 games Bryce Harper has hit .274/.357/.504. Compare those numbers with what the Nats were getting from Xavier Nady as an everyday outfielder and it is obvious that Harper isn't just an upgrade but a vast improvement.