Bernadina Disappears, Reappears With A Victory

DC Sports Nexus ---- Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Nationals 3, Astros 2 (12 Innings)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Nationals 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 0
Astros 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
Read the full box score at MLB

Roger Bernadina chased down a deep fly ball in centerfield.  Just when it looked like the ball would land on the ground and the Nats would lose, Bernadina leaped into the air and disappeared in a little cubby in the outfield fence.  When he finally emerged he had the ball in his glove and the Nationals had the victory.

Bernadina Makes The Game Saving Amazing Catch

In a game where offense was almost non-existent, Danny Espinosa drove in all 3 Nats runs including the game-winner in the 12th inning as the Nationals defeated the Astros 3-2 in 12 innings on Tuesday night.  With a Braves loss the Nats are now up 4 games in the division.

Ross Detwiler pitched 7 innings giving up just 3 hits and 2 runs, and the bullpen pitched 4 innings of 1 hit shutout baseball to keep the Astros quiet while the Nats waited for the offense to arrive.

The Astros scored 2 in the first inning but Danny Espinosa stepped up in the 2nd and jacked a 3 run shot.  After that...silence.  Well let me rephrase that.  Offensive silence.

Because the game was far from quiet.  There was one annoying fan who screamed like a maniac the entire length of the game.  With the stadium empty, his voice was louder and more annoying than you can imagine.  But don't worry, you don't have to imagine, read all about it and listen to it here.

Drew Storen ended up with the win and Bernadina's catch saved Tyler Clippard from blowing his 2nd save in a row.  Instead Clip notches his 23rd save.  Nats win.

The Nationals go for the series win in game 3 of 4 against the Astros on Wednesday night...

Related Stories:

No comments:

Post a Comment