Has Bill Belichick seen this yet? Marlins linebacker ... err, first baseman ... Gaby Sanchez came flying in to protect pitcher Chris Volstad after the Nationals' Nyjer Morgan charged the mound last night, and Sanchez absolutely blew up Morgan with an NFL-worthy blast.
Morgan was steamed because Volstad threw a pitch behind Morgan in the top of the sixth inning. This came after Morgan was beaned in the fourth inning, and a day after Morgan escalated tension between the teams when he drilled Marlins catcher Brett Hayes.
"It was a hard play, and I understand there are going to be some bad feelings," Morgan told MLB.com. "You've got to get me back. They hit me the first time, and I let it go. But when they throw at me again, I've got to go."
It led to a full-blown dust-up. Both teams are off today. Darn.
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