Found August 08, 2012 on Baseball Prospectus:
The Tuesday Takeaway Sometimes, one play is all it takes to describe an entire season. But two such microcosms in two days, and in the same series, to boot? You couldn’t make this stuff up. If this was “the most Astros play of 2012,” then this may well be the most Nationals play we will see this year. On Monday, Roger Bernadina scored the game-winning run thanks a defensive bungle straight out of The Bad News Bears. On Tuesday, the 28-year-old center fielder preserved a victory with a game-ending grab that may rank among the year’s best Web Gems. That the Nationals have taken the first two games of the four-game series at Minute Maid Park should surprise no one. After all, Washington owns the best record in the league at 67-43, and Houston, at 36-75, sports the worst. But plays as fitting as the Astros’ error-palooza and Bernadina’s catch can make even the most predictable outcomes amusing. With last night’s 3-2 defeat, Brad Mills’ squad fell to 0-11 in extra-inning games this ...

Video of Flying Shark: Roger Bernadina's ridiculous game-saving catch

Your browser does not support iframes. [Insert your own shark reference here] Up above, the video of Roger Bernadina's ridiculous, game-saving catch, via Chomp! Michael Morse reacts with Sharkitude after The Catch. (Screen cap via MASN/TV) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.

Nats CF makes sweet game-saving grab

Your browser does not support iframes. Let me set the stage for this amazing play in Tuesday's Nationals-Astros game. Bottom of the 12th inning. Nationals clinging to a 3-2 lead. Runners on first and second with two outs for Brett Wallace, who drives a ball deep to left center field at Minute Maid Park. Washington center fielder Roger Bernadina makes a tremendous leaping catch...

Nationals CF Roger Bernadina has gone into Waste Managment

Tuesday night’s Washington Nationals / Houston Astros game. Bottom 12. Nats up 3-2, 2 outs. Nationals CF Roger Bernadina did this. Your browser does not support iframes. Why not click the Google +1... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Nats Win Behind Roger Bernadina’s Catch Of The Year

It was just another game between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros on Tuesday. Game one on Monday night ended in ridiculous fashion, and game two didn’t want to be left behind. With two outs in the ninth inning and Tyler Clippard on the mound going for his 23rd save, Roger Bernadina really did look like a shark. Brett Wallace hit a ball to deep left center field...

The Houston Astros can’t even field a bunt properly

What you’re about to see is everything you ever needed to see about this year’s Houston Astros. On what should’ve been a routine out on a bunt, Roger Bernadina scored all the way from first when the Astros did what the Astros do. And in case you’re wondering, Bernadina was the go ahead run in the Astros 5-4 loss to the Nationals. [MLB]

VIDEO: Roger Bernadina makes a ridiculous game-saving catch for the Nationals

Washington Nationals center fielder Roger Bernadina made a spectacular game-saving catch last night against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.The Nats were up 3-2 in the bottom of the 12th inning, when the Astros' Brett Wallace came to the plate with runners on first and second. Wallace gave a Tyler Clippard offering a ride to deep left-center field, and Bernadina made a...

Video: Watch the Astros become the Bad News Bears

Relive the magic of the 11th inning of Monday's Nats-Astros game, when Kurt Suzuki bunted, two Astros collided, another Astro dove over the pile, someone threw the ball away into right field, Roger Bernadina ran through Bo Porter's stop sign, another Astro airmailed the throw to the plate, Bernadina scored (the game winning run), and Suzuki ended up on third base. On a...

Astros lose in embarrassingly bad fashion, after turning a sac bunt into an error-filled RBI triple

Well technically it was a sacrifice bunt turned two base error, with the Nats Roger Bernadina scoring all the way from first on Kurt Suzuki’s sacrifice,  as the Astros ran into each other, dove all over the field, then threw the ball away twice—turning a simple fairly simple play into a Three Stooges routine—basically handing Washington the extra inning victory. The only thing...

Flying Shark!

(Above: Craig Stammen was excited about Roger Bernadina's catch, too.) The opposite of Monday's ridiculous sh*tstorm by the Astros in the 11th inning, Roger Bernadina registered maybe the catch of the year on Tuesday night to save a win for the Nats in the 12th inning. video here. Screencaps of the flying shark catch (via MASN/TV) follow: Befriend...

Nationals 5, Astros 4(11)

Roger Bernadina scored when Houston made two errors on the same play in the 11th inning and the Washington Nationals picked up their third straight win, 5-4 over the Astros on Monday night. Ryan Zimmerman had two hits and two RBIs, and Michael Morse added two hits for Washington. Wilton Lopez (3-1) pitched a perfect 10th inning but Bernadina led off the 11th with a single. On Kurt...

Astros lose game on 'Bad News Bears' play

Your browser does not support iframes. Many people considered the Astros to be the worst team in baseball entering the season, and they’re finally living down to expectations. Houston has the worst record in MLB — 36-74 — and they’ve gone 4-31 over their last 35 games. If you’re wondering how a team can fare so poorly, look no further than the play seen above. The Astros...

Coco Crisp robs Kendrys Morales of HR

This catch might not receive as much publicity as Roger Bernadina's fabulous one from earlier in the evening yesterday, but it was still just as good. In the ninth inning of a 10-2 game, Kendrys Morales of the Angels crushed a ball deep to center field. A's outfielder Coco Crisp immediately began tracking the ball, and at the last possible moment, made an effortless-looking...
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