Nyjer Morgan CF MIL Apr 23 '12
Nyjer Morgan is not in Monday's lineup against the Astros.
Norichika Aoki will make the start in center field and bat second against right-hander Lucas Harrell. Morgan is batting just .119 (5-for-42) on the young season, so Aoki could continue to get looks if the struggles continue.
Nyjer Morgan CF MIL Apr 07 '12
Nyjer Morgan will start and bat second in Saturday's game against the Cardinals.
Manager Ron Roenicke will go with his "left-handed" lineup, which features Morgan in center field and Mat Gamel batting sixth. Morgan will look to improve on his underwhelming spring. He batted just .238 with two steals and a 12/3 K/BB ratio.
Nyjer Morgan CF MIL Apr 03 '12
Nyjer Morgan was hitless in four at-bats Monday against the White Sox.
Morgan has not showed off his assets this spring. His biggest weapon -- speed -- has translated into two steals in five attempts. With an ugly 12/3 K/BB ratio and a .238 batting average, he is not entering the regular season on a high note.
Nyjer Morgan CF MIL Jan 16 '12
The Brewers signed outfielder Nyjer Morgan to a one-year, $2.35 million deal, avoiding arbitration.
A nice raise for Morgan, who enjoyed the best offensive year of his career in 2011, registering a .304/.357/.421 batting line in 119 games while earning close to the major league minimum. He's likely to serve as the Brewers' primary center fielder in 2012, unless Carlos Gomez suddenly makes a vast improvement.
Nyjer Morgan CF MIL Oct 16 '11
Nyjer Morgan is starting in center field and batting second in Game 6 of the NLCS Sunday.
Milwaukee only made minor changes to their lineup, none of which were unexpected. Morgan replaces Carlos Gomez in center against right-hander Edwin Jackson, bumping third baseman Jerry Hairston to sixth in the lineup. Shawn Marcum, pitching in "the biggest game of (his) career," will take the hill for the Brewers. St. Louis will trot out the same lineup that they used in Friday's Game 5: Rafael Furcal (SS), Jon Jay (CF), Albert Pujols (1B), Lance Berkman (RF), Matt Holliday (LF), David Freese (3B), Yadier Molina (C) and Nick Punto (2B). St. Louis, leading 3-2, would stamp a ticket to the World Series against Texas with a victory. First pitch is scheduled for around 8:00 p.m. ET on TBS.
Nyjer Morgan CF MIL Oct 11 '11
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke hinted Tuesday that Nyjer Morgan won't be starting in Game 3 of the NLCS against St. Louis on Wednesday.
Morgan is hitting .150/.261/.200 with nine strikeouts in 20 post-season at-bats. Carlos Gomez has never faced Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter, and usually only plays against left-handed pitching, but he offers a defensive upgrade in what should be a low-scoring game with Yovani Gallardo also on the mound. Morgan is 4-for-23 (.174) in his career against Carpenter. "It's something that we have talked about," said Roenicke. "We'll talk about it again. I think it's important to score as many runs as we can against a very good pitcher. Sometimes you try something a bit new, but if a guy isn't swinging the bat well you may make a switch."
Nyjer Morgan CF MIL Oct 11 '11
Nyjer Morgan went 0-for-3 in the Brewers' Game 2 NLCS setback on Monday.
Morgan is now hitting .150/.261/.200 with nine strikeouts in 20 post-season at-bats. It will be interesting to see whether he gets the nod over Carlos Gomez against right-hander Chris Carpenter in Game 3.
Nyjer Morgan CF MIL Oct 10 '11
Nyjer Morgan is back in center field for Game 2 of the NLCS against the Cardinals.
Carlos Gomez got the nod in Game 1 against the left-hander Jaime Garcia in Game 1, but Morgan is back in there against the right-hander Edwin Jackson. He'll bat second Monday night while Jerry Hairston Jr. is dropped down to sixth in the order.
Nyjer Morgan CF MIL Oct 07 '11
Nyjer Morgan went 2-for-5 with one run and the game winning RBI as the Brewers advanced to their first-ever NLCS in a 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
There was speculation as to whether Ron Roenicke would replace Morgan in the lineup with Carlos Gomez prior to the game, but his decision to stick would Morgan paid off as Gomez singled and stole second in the tenth inning before Morgan's hit advanced the Brewers to the NLCS. Morgan also scored the team's first run of the game off a sacrifice fly by Jerry Hairston in the fourth.