|Pictured: Brian, Meg, Zac, Nikki, Chad, Robert, Terry, Blake, Tyler, Elizabeth|
Two hit streaks ended last night. Ryan Zimmerman's ten game streak and the Shark's 7 game streak sadly both came to an end. The Shark started in center, batted ninth, and ended 0-3, which made the victory all the more impressive. The other Nationals players decided to give Bernadina some rest, by contributing all the offense and some of the defense (Jerry Hairston Jr, made a nice catch in left in the first inning, before promptly throwing the ball away...).
The Shark's resting game (like the book The Westing Game?) didn't deter the spirit in the stands. Outside the two people directly in front of us (who did not seem to care for my incessant screaming), our section quickly got on board with the Shark nickname, chanting Shark with us, and restraining from cursing at us to to "shut up." This great picture by Cheryl Nichols is a bit deceptive, because EVERYONE loved cheering for the Shark... not just us...
|At least the guy in orange is smiling...|
|Shark and Sharkadina before the game|
The Shark goes up against Mariners rookie sensation Michael Pineda today. Unfortunately for Pineda, he's right handed, which means the Shark is gonna feast...
More to come.