Morgan isn’t much of a fighter when his opposition is 6-8. Both dugouts emptied and when it was over, Morgan beat his chest and raised his arms as he walked off the field as public enemy #1. He was ejected. In the following inning Doug Slaten threw at Gaby Sanchez, earning an ejection. Riggleman also got tossed.
The Nats have a real problem with Morgan. the centerfielder’s instability is hurting himself and his team. Morgan really needs to sit, perhaps for the rest of the season, and is certainly going to be suspended for his actions last night. While there is a question about how bad the Philadelphia incident was he probably won’t get a reduction in the suspension now. I don’t have a problem with that necessarily because Morgan is too volatile right now. Also, Riggleman’s handling of the situation has been poor. Apparently, neither Morgan or Riggleman has lost he clubhouse, but maybe they should have — the team doesn’t need to deal with any of this nonsense. I don’t think I have a problem with Morgan never playing for the Nats again.
You know who is probably really happy about the brawl? Scott Olsen — he gave up 9 runs in 1 2/3 innings last night. He probably won’t be around much longer.