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VIDEO: Helms rips Morgan; Nolasco on surgery

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."


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You dont now how to play Baseball.....
Respect the Fish!!!!!!

DC Miami Fan

Can we just end the Marlins season and get the field ready for the Canes and Dolphins?


Does anyone else think there's a little bit of Ricky Bobby in Wes Helms?


Gaby + Morgan = OWNED!!! I hope somebody was serving that pig while he was in the bottom of that pile!!


I am glad Gaby nailed him, but all the things they were saying about him stealing the bases etc. If they would have come back to win the game, then what is the excuse. I got worried the Pen was going to blow it, they were giving up a lot of runs. Also the play the night before was just hard baseball, it is hard to tell a player he should slide or hit the catcher he had the right to hit the catcher because he was blocking the plate. Whether it was intentional or not does not matter, it is part of the game.

Mr. B

Big ups to Gaby for the cross body!!! That was a thing of beauty. I don't really blame MOrgan for going hard into homeplate. It's what he felt like he had to do to score. He's running full speed, not much time to debate either way. He made up his mind and went with it. I also don't fault him for stealing the bases after getting hit. It's the fourth inning, a team can't just hang it up! I hate hearing baout these stupid unwritten rules about not running in a blowout and such. Those are quitters rules, saying not to play hard in a lopsided game.

juan yanes


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