Washington Nationals Nyjer Morgan Implodes in Brawl With Florida Marlins

Dave NicholsSenior Analyst ISeptember 2, 2010

Has Nyjer Morgan gone over the edge this time?
Has Nyjer Morgan gone over the edge this time?Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Washington Nationals were buried Wednesday night, 16-10, at the hands of the Florida Marlins.

Scott Olsen was hammered in less than two innings, giving up nine earned runs on eight hits and two walks. Craig Stammen came in and wasn't much better, going 3 1/3 innings and gave up six earned runs on five hits and two walks.

The game was over before it started.

The bigger story was Nyjer Morgan's implosion, and how it will impact the rest of his season—and the Nationals.

After running over catcher Brett Hayes last night (separating Hayes' shoulder, putting him out for the year), everyone and their mother expected for Morgan to get one in the ribs tonight. And Marlins starter Chris Volstad did the honors, after the Marlins had a 14-3 lead. 

Morgan dropped his bat and took his base calmly. It should have been over at that point.

But trailing 11 runs, Morgan took it upon himself to again show up the Marlins, stealing second and third. There are plenty of people that will tell me that the Nats shouldn't roll over and that Morgan was just playing hard.  And I respect their opinions.

But my opinion? It's Bull. Why?

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