Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Shark Bats Seventh and Trade Rumors

The Nationals fell below .500 again last night with their 7-6 loss to the Houston Astros.  Mako Morse tried to single-handedly win the game for the Nationals by going 2-3 with a HR, a double, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, a walk, and a probably intentional HBP in the 9th.  JERRRRRRRRY, in his first game back from injury also added a HR.  The Shark went 1-4 on the night batting from the seven spot.  He temporarily gave over the leadoff spot to The Kangaroo and Daddy Desmond finally moved up in the lineup to the two spot.  Davey Johnson explained the reason for the shake-up:
"I'm not going to put [Kangaroo] in a position where he has to bunt him over for 3 and 4, and [I'm] actually giving my shortstop a chance to move down the lineup. He's been kind of hinting, 'Skip, move me down, I'm feeling I'm ready.' Well, I think you're not ready, but I'm going to give you a shot anyway."
Good managing, Davey.  Apparently, this line-up configuration will get another chance to get a win this afternoon as Livan Hernadez takes the mound against RHP(and soon to be shark attack victim) Brett Myers.

Trade Talk
There are a lot of rumors flying around about the Nationals trading for a center fielder/lead off hitter.  With names like Micheal Bourn and B.J. Upton at the top of the list.  Most of you reading this must be saying to yourself "But the Nationals already HAVE a center fielder and lead off hitter!  His name is Roger "The Shark" Bernadina!" Well, we feel the same way as you, confused reader.

The best solution to this CF trade rumors is for the Shark to put an end to it.  One option is chomping the legs off of every CF in the league.  The other is to put a string of good games together (ideally, the next 60 or so) and prove to the Nationals that he is there man (fish).  I have a very good feeling that the latter is going to happen.  Today's game just started, and Bernadina led off with a walk.  Nice work Shark.  This is the beginning of something good.

More to come.

1 comment:

  1. Sharkadina is the best fit for the Nationals. This trade talk is crazy! What about investing in the Shark's future! He's who the front office should be utilizing tor DC fan base growth.