After 5 innings of today's game, the Washington Nationals were leading 4-3 against the Mets and everything seemed to going great. Tom Gorzelanny had 7 strikeouts and had given up only 3 hits. It looked as if the Nationals were cruising towards their 3rd straight victory....
...And then Washington remembered that they didn't have a Shark on the team. Jerry Hairston Jr. acted like a minnow in the Nationals Zoo, botching a ball hit directly at him. Nationals pitchers proceeded to give up 5 quick runs. Pinch hitter "specialist" rickety old (Matt) Stairs entered with 2 on in the top of the 8th, with a chance to take the lead, and promptly grounded out. He is now batting a cool .000. In his defense, he does have 3 walks, however, he has been an unsuccessful pinch HITTER so far this year.
It should also be noted that Stairs grounded out against Francisco Rodriguez, a man whom Bernadina has batted .667 off, with a home run and 3 RBIs.
On the Mets side, Carlos Beltran hit 2 home runs. When asked to comment on his power display, Beltran laughed and said, "Today I considered myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. If the Shark-man was playing, I would have gone 0-4. I know that, you know that. No reason to hide the truth."
Finally, there is still no sign of the Shark in Syracuse. The Chiefs surprisingly won 2-1 without the Shark. Everyone had sharked up before the game The one highlight of that game was Boomer Whiting, who, when called to play CF, appeared in majestic fashion, decked out in authentic Egyptian pharaoh garb. and scored the winning run in the 10th (as the pitcher refused to throw anything near him).
Somewhere in the middle of the ocean, Roger Bernadina rolled his eyes.
More to come.