The Shark had an incredible game, contributing two singles and a home run, to bump his average up to .281 (he's coming for you Ladson). He had a third of the teams hits. His home run was his 3rd in the last four games. Since Shark Night on Tuesday, when we met up with the Shark after the game, Bernadina has batted 11-24 (.458 avg) with 3 home runs and 6 RBIs, while sporting a 6-game hit streak.
Listening to Bernadina's home run was a lot of fun. Charlie Slowes, the play-by-play radio announcer has adopted the Shark nickname and has been using it since Friday night. I recorded the audio broadcast of the home run and threw some stills to it. Listen below to hear Slowes exclaim "Shark" in excitement (he may also say "mako" in there too, so listen carefully):
Despite the loss, the Nationals will have to shark it off, and regroup before the Mariners come to town starting Tuesday. The Mariners, being sea-faring people, are well aware of what the Shark can do. Even so, expect the Shark to have a feeding frenzy.
Happy Father's Day
Seeing as today is Father's Day (Happy Father's Day, Dad!!), Roger Bernadina introduced his father to Adam Jones. Adam Jones cried for 3 straight hours and ground into a double play late in the game.
|Bernadina and father, pictured with Adam Jones.|