Thousands of baseballs have been hit better, harder, sharper, cleaner and farther in the 11-year history of Miller Park. Most assuredly, however, there has never been a hit quite like Nyjer Morgan's on Friday night.
It was a seeing-eye, slow-motion, hold-your-breath 20-bouncer up the middle. A "tickler," Morgan called it, eluding Arizona Diamondback gloves, taking its own sweet time to roll into short center field.
But what a monstrous blow for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Morgan's one-out single in the bottom of the 10th inning drove in Carlos Gomez from second base with the winning run in the Brewers' thrilling 3-2 victory in Game 5 of the National League Division Series.
Before a sellout crowd of 44,028 towel-waving fans, the Brewers scratched and ...