Patterson & Alou go yard while Berkman goes Hollywood with his Oscar-worthy dive in the 9th inning. I am so glad I traded him off my fantasy team last month, because after the stunt he pulled today - I would've dropped his butt if he were still on my team.
Turned into another beanball bruhaha today, resulting in Remlinger plunking Berkman in the head with a high hard inside fastball. Or at least it looked like he was plunked in the head. He certainly went down like he got plunked in the head. And he started to roll around the ground like he got plunked in the head. And then he started to cover up his face and helmet like he got plunked in the head.
Hold on a second... let's go to the video. Yes, it was a high hard inside fastball, but Berkman managed to duck out of the way so the ball never did hit him. Ended up going past him and hitting his bat. So what should have a been a foul ball strike turned into a NHL-caliber dive, complete with plenty of fake writhing on the ground.
Wonder if Bob Watson (MLB's Suspension and Fine Czar) disciplines players for bad acting...
Sunday, August 29: No BP, Roof-0, Foul-0, HR-2 [W-1,S-1]