Saturday, April 30, 2011

Shark Back in Action, Ben Goessling Confused

Roger Bernadina returned to the Syracuse Chief's lineup today, and big surprise, they won 3-0 against the Rochester Red Wings.  Yunesky Maya threw 8 shut-out innings, and The Shark sparked the Chief's offense (from the Syracuse website):
Roger Bernadina and Seth Bynum teamed up to get Syracuse's offense going in the third inning. Bernadina knocked a single to right to get on base with one out. The leftfielder then tried to steal second, and Red Wings catcher Rene Rivera's throw attempt sailed into the outfield, allowing Bernadina to take third. Bynum tallied his 14th RBI of the year on a single to right, bringing Bernadina home to give the Chiefs their first lead.
The Shark in the Chiefs uniform...sorry no Photoshopping

Smart base running by The Shark.  He also hit a double later in the game and brought his AVG up to .286. Current Nats outfielders averages: Werth: .226 - Morse: .221 - Ankiel: .215

The National's offense is in desperate need of a Sharkplug.  Especially with the news that Ryan Zimmerman will be out SIX WEEKS because he needs surgery on his usual rock hard abs.  Bernadina can come in and provide some offense and better OF defense for the Nats

I leave you with this link to Ben Goessling's post about the Shark getting sent back down: Nationals send Roger Bernadina back to Triple-A Syracuse.   He makes some good points about The Shark not getting playing time unless Riggleman takes some at-bats away from Ankiel or Morse and he still has hope for Matt Stairs.  The real reason he wrote this post is to ask this question at the end, and this is an acual quote, not made up: "I'd also love it, just once, if somebody can give me a logical explanation of the Sharkadina thing"

Feel free to send Ben a tweet at @masnBen telling him why Bernadina is The Shark and why he should be on the 25 man roster. 

More to come.

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