"I texted [Morse], I congratulated him [after the Giants won the pennant]. He hit a huge home run," Zimmerman said.
The pinch-hit homer didn't surprise anyone who followed the Nationals over the years. For example, Morse -- who played with the Nats from 2009-12 -- was the team's top pinch-hitter in '09, batting .353 before becoming an everyday player with Washington in '11.
"He is such a good guy," Zimmerman said about Morse. "People in D.C. enjoyed him on the team. Hopefully, he can take advantage of his opportunity and do something, win something that all of us want a chance to do at one time in our careers."
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashinNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.