And it wasn't in the Angels' starting lineup.
Despite Morales' magical sixth inning in Monday's 15-8 drubbing, Angels manager Mike Scioscia stuck with what he's done for most of the season, sitting Morales against a left-handed starter to get the right-handed bats of Vernon Wells or Peter Bourjos in the lineup.
Morales wants to get a chance to play every day and find rhythm, but isn't getting it.
"I'm not surprised; they've been doing it all year," a solemn Morales said in Spanish. "I'm not sure what's happening, but there's nothing you can do."
It's not like Morales is on a tear, per se. Before hitting a two-run homer off righty Roy Oswalt and a grand slam off lefty Robbie Ross in the sixth, he had just three hits in his last 28 at-bats, with 14 strikeouts.
Scioscia believes Morales has been swinging the bat a lot better from the right side, but he also believes that continuing to give Morales a day off against a lefty will benefit him in the long run, and overrides any potential momentum.
"There are going to be times obviously when Kendrys will hit against left-handed pitching," said Scioscia, who went with Wells in left field and Mark Trumbo at designated hitter against lefty Derek Holland. "But I think right now, we're certainly going to keep him fresh. It's almost like a natural break you can get at times against some lefties."