April 19, 2012 |
NYJER MORGAN scored on a fly ball by Ryan Braun in the 10th inning to give the Brewers a 3-2 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night, the second late-inning thriller in a row for Milwaukee. With the bases loaded and one out, Braun lofted a shallow fly ball to centerfield. Morgan took off for home despite a stop sign from third-base coach Ed Sedar and was called safe on a close play at the plate - although replays showed that he may have been tagged out before reaching the plate.
October 9, 2011 |
MILWAUKEE - As the champagne gushed like oil from newly struck wells, the man whose 10th-inning single had triggered the Brewers' Friday night bubble bash was somehow apart from it all. Dressed in a soggy uniform and a black-metal swat-team helmet, Nyjer Morgan paced the clubhouse in a solitary fog, as if more determined to comprehend his good fortune then enjoy it. On the joyful night that Milwaukee earned its first Championship Series...
October 8, 2011 |
MILWAUKEE - Nyjer Morgan did it again for the Milwaukee Brewers, delivering an RBI single in the 10th inning to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 3-2, Friday in the decisive Game 5 of their National League division series. Morgan hit a one-out grounder up the middle, and Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz tried in vain to stop it with his leg. Carlos Gomez scored from second, sailing across home plate as a wild throw went high, and Morgan was mobbed by jubilant teammates near the mound.
September 9, 2011 |
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier 's terrific 2011 season - which saw him put together a 30-game hitting streak - is over, shutting down one of the few highlights of Los Angeles' woeful season. The 29-year-old slugger has been hampered by an injury in his right knee, the team announced before the start of Thursday's doubleheader with the Washington Nationals. "I'm just trying to figure this whole thing out right now and figure out a way to get it better where it won't affect me for spring training," said Ethier, who finished the season with a .292 average, 11 home runs, and 62 RBIs.
June 9, 2011 |
Derek Lowe took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, loaded the bases and departed with his team up by two runs. Then the real excitement began. The visiting Atlanta Braves survived that scoring threat, gave up the lead one strike from victory, went ahead again in the 10th and escaped another jam to beat the Florida Marlins, 3-2. "The most important thing is we found a way to win," Lowe said. "We've been in a lot of tight games. We're used to it in a strange way. The majority of our games are this way. It comes down to one pitch.
March 28, 2011 |
The Washington Nationals traded outfielder Nyjer Morgan to the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday for minor league infielder Cutter Dykstra and cash. Morgan became expendable once it became clear that Rick Ankiel and Jerry Hairston Jr. would platoon in centerfield. Ankiel will start for Washington on Opening Day. "It wasn't really what he didn't show as what Ankiel did show," Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said. "Ankiel showed us he can go get the ball in the outfield. His arm is really a weapon.
September 3, 2010 |
He sure can draw a crowd Washington Nationals spark plug Nyjer Morgan has become more of a lightning rod lately - in this case, chain lightning. In Wednesday night's game against the Marlins, Florida pitcher Chris Volstad's first offering of the sixth inning sailed behind Morgan, and Morgan, deciding this was probably not a chance occurrence, charged the mound. Both dugouts emptied. (Fortunately, as with most baseball "brawls," no one got more than a scrape or a bruise.) Once the dust had settled, Morgan, Volstad, Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez and Marlins pitcher Jose Veras were ejected.
August 28, 2010 |
The fan at Citizens Bank Park who was hit in the head by a baseball that led to the suspension of Washington centerfielder Nyjer Morgan this week said he was shocked when it happened. He said he was equally surprised to learn about Major League Baseball's seven-game suspension of Morgan after officials determined the outfielder intentionally had thrown the ball into the bleachers. The 37-year-old man from the Lansdale area said he wished to remain anonymous because he was not seeking publicity from the incident.
August 27, 2010 |
The Citizens Bank Park fan who was hit in the head by a baseball that led to the suspension of Washington centerfielder Nyjer Morgan earlier this week said he was shocked when it happened. He said he was equally surprised to learn about the seven-game suspension Major League Baseball leveled on Morgan because officials determined the outfielder intentionally threw the ball into the bleachers. The 37-year-old man from the Lansdale area said he wished to remain anonymous because he was not seeking publicity from the incident.
June 9, 2010 |
WASHINGTON - Hundreds of fans milled through the wide concourses at Nationals Field wearing red T-shirts with Stephen Strasburg's name and No. 37 embossed on the back. Neal Schlosburg couldn't wait. He bought his last week. "This is the biggest thing around here since Walter Johnson. We haven't had a pitcher of this caliber in my lifetime," the 61-year-old District of Columbia native declared as he sampled some pregame barbecue. Oh, come on . . . That seemed like a bit of hyperbole since The Big Train won 417 games and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1936 while Strasburg hadn't thrown a pitch in the majors until shortly after 7 o'clock last night.