Fists flew. Homers left the park. Exciting night at Sun Life Stadium. Here are some post-game video interviews with Wes Helms, Ricky Nolasco and Chris Volstad.
Here is what Nyjer Morgan had to say after the game. Quotes courtesy of Nationals beat writers...
- On getting the first time: "We police it. It was a hard play yesterday. I understand they had to get me back a little bit. It’s part of the game. I’m hard player. I’m going out there and just playing the game. I guess they took it the wrong way. He hit me the first time, so be it. But he hit two other of our guys? Alright, cool. But then he whips another one behind me, we got to go. I’m just sticking up for myself and just defending my teammates. I’m just going out there and doing what I have to do."
- On getting thrown at in the sixth: "That was garbage. That’s just bad baseball. It’s only the fourth inning. If they’re going to hold me on, I’m going to roll out. The circumstances were kind of out of whack, but the game was too early. It was only the fourth inning. If it happened again, I’d do it again. It’s one of those things where I’m a hard-nosed player. I’m grimey. And I just wanted to go out there and try to protect myself. I didn’t want to get outside the box. There’s bit a little bit of controversy surrounding the kid lately. But it’s just one of things. I’m a solid, hard-nosed player. When I’m out there between the lines, I’m out there to win and I’m out there to play hard, and play hard for this organization.
- On if he's worried if people will lump his bad week together: "People are going to have their own opinions. I know what kind of player I am. I’m going out there balls out. I’m not going to go out there and take anything for granted. I’m going to show that I’m a hard-nosed ballplayer and that’s the way it is."