MILWAUKEE All systems seemed to be go for Nyjer Morgan in the 2011 season, arguably his best in the major leagues.
The six-year pro kept his batting average above .300 throughout the entire season and became one of the Brewers' most important pieces down the stretch, culminating in a groundball single up the middle that will forever be remembered in Brewers lore.
2011 was that kind of year for Morgan, his on-and-off-the-field antics giving him a special place in Milwaukee fan's hearts, as his play made him one of the heroes of baseball's postseason.
And that's what makes Morgan's 2012 feel so abrupt and unexpected. Tony Plush has been relatively quiet to start the season, while his bat has struggled mightily through the team's first 13 games. He's hitting just .139 in that span and has struck out almost twice as many times as he's got on base.
It was almost fitting then on Wednesday, as Morgan saw Ryan Braun's bat connect with a pitch in the ...