But then... Riggleman didn't start Bernadina, and his Shark power was limited from the bench. Jordan Zimmermann started for the Nationals tonight, giving up 5 runs to the Mets. A Shark-less outfield didn't help... Jayson Werth committed his 2nd error in 2 days, and Mako Morse was two steps short of robbing the Josh Thole of a double and the Mets of 2 runs (Shark makes that catch 10/10 times). For the first 8 innings, the outfield was in shambles
Then, something changed. The Shark took over for Mako in left field after a bunt single to start the 9th. From that point on, the Mets clearly feared hitting the ball in the outfield, lest they be eaten. Sadly, they didn't need to get the ball out of the infield to add a run. For whatever reason, Sean Burnett (probably in a strange and pathetic attempt to impress the Shark) hit two batters, and allowed a run on a groundout leaving the score 6-4. The Shark was helpless. In the bottom of the ninth, Bernadina did get an at bat, but because David Wright was doped out of his mind on "Black Magic" and happened to raise his glove hand just as the ball was coming, the Shark went unrewarded in his debut.
- Wilson Ramos had the opportunity to chat with the Shark before the game... Anyone watching the game could tell.... The Rhino went 3 for 4 with 2 HR and 3 RBIs
- The Shark won today's battle against BizarroShark (Justin Maxwell) in the race to see who gets the call to The Show first. Point - Bernadina
- To all those who doubted me when I claimed Bernadina was being promoted, "Shark it!"
- As expected, Roger Bernadina made a grand entrance at the ballpark tonight:
|Bernadina jumped from an airplane at 30,000 feet.|
|All of DC felt the impact, especially Jose Reyes who was badly burned.|
|The Shark appeared, pointed at the Mets bench and mouthed, "I'm back."|
More to come.