Thursday, June 2, 2011


The Nationals won again today, beating the Phillies 2-1 to take the series 2 games to 1.  It is the first series win for the Nationals since they beat the Pirates in a one game series (the second game was rained/danced out...).  The Sharkplug led off the game with a single, was bunted over, then came around to score on a single by The Great Werth.  As per usual, Bernadina set the tone for the game, and helped lead the Nats to victory. SHARKPLUG!  He added a bunt single later in the game as well to finish 2 for 4.  Inspired by the production of the Shark, John Lannen pitched great, allowing just one unearned run, to beat the Phillies for the first time in his career.

Laynce Nix had a sweet game as well, homering for the 9th time this season and doing a spot-on Shark impression, with an incredible diving catch.  Clearly, he is learning a lot, playing in the field with Bernadina.  I think we need to come up with a Shark-themed nickname for him, since part of the Shark Tank, Mako Morse, has shifted to first base.

Speaking of Mako Morse, he had a hit today to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.  The Shark is now at 5 games.  The Shark Streaks are on!

To say the least, Phillies starting pitcher Roy Oswalt was skewered by the Shark today.

Talk about stoic...his face shows no pain
More to come.

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