Nyjer Morgan getting hit in tonight's game was an inevitability after he separated Brett Hayes' shoulder last night. In the fourth inning, Morgan got plunked, and it seemed like the the two sides were even.
But then, with his team down about 10 runs, Morgan stole second, then stole third. The Marlins didn't like that very much. In his next at bat in the sixth inning, Marlins starter Chris Volstad threw behind Morgan, and that's when all hell broke loose.
Nyjer took the customary, "I might not be charging the mound" step towards first, before throwing his bat towards the first base dug out and sprinting toward Volstad fists first. He swung for Volstad's head, and was then clotheslined by Gaby Sanchez. Morgan went to the ground swinging before being pinned by Volstad and a handful of Marlins. A small fracas ensued, and a number of players were ejected.
Then, somehow, it got even more embarrassing for Morgan. After his ejection, while he was being walked off the field by a bullpen catcher, he threw his hands into the air egging the crowd on, and beat his chest to a chorus of boos.
We'll have video of the incident as soon as it becomes available.
UPDATE: As promised, a very grainy an unsteady video of the fight.
(via J.A. Adande)