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Morgan talks about slump

May 21, 2010, 11:28 PM EDT

Nyjer Morgan was benched tonight by Jim Riggleman, ostensibly because the Nationals’ leadoff man and center fielder is mired in a three-week slump at the plate, on the bases and in the field.

Morgan realizes he needs to refine some things. He also believes he needs to stick to his aggressive style of play, in all phases, because that’s what got him here in the first place.

Read what Nyjer and Riggleman had to say about all that on CSNwashington.com.

  1. Doc - May 22, 2010 at 12:26 AM

    Thanks Mark. A little insight on what's going on with Nyjer. He is quoted as saying that even when he played professional hockey in the winter, he played baseball in the summer. He's also been committed to professional baseball for some 10 years,which ever way you slice the years before he was 20. He also seems like a pretty smart player.

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