(Wil Nieves hit an absolute bomb into the upper deck in left field at Sun Life Stadium on Wednesday night. Serious fun, like the sign says. Screengrabs via mlb.com)
The most notable item lost in the Nyjer Morgan brouhaha last night in Miami? Not the fact that Scott Olsen likely pitched his last game as a National with another stinker of a performance (1.2 IP, 8 H, 9 ER, 2 BB, 1 K), clearing the way for the arrival of Yunesky Maya. And no, not Danny Espinosa's Major League debut and first hit.
In fact, it was Wil Nieves absolutely crushing a Jorge Sosa pitch into the upper deck at Sun Life Stadium. MLB.com video here. And with that swing, Wil Nieves now has more home runs on the season (3) than Pudge Rodriguez (2). Sweet revenge for Wil Nieves, who must've still been pissed off after being hit by Chris Volstad earlier in the game. Maybe Nieves should have showboated a little bit as he made his trip around the bases -- or better yet, dropped his bat and charged the mound after depositing that ball into the upper deck?
Anyway, the Nationals' clubhouse reaction after last night's "events", captured by Mark Zuckerman at Nats Insider, makes for an interesting read. Miami Herald has reaction from the Marlins.