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Nats Nightly: Washington Nationals beat the Braves 4-3 in extra innings on Opening Day

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It took 10 innings and some shaky relief work, but the Washington Nationals prevailed on Opening Day, knocking off the Atlanta Braves 4-3. Some good things, some not as good and some bumps and bruises, but the Nats are on a one-game winning streak.

Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy homered, Max Scherzer pitched seven strong innings, and the Washington Nationals topped the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in 10 innings on MLB Opening Day.

All that was left was for Patrick, Dave and Doghouse to talk about it on Nats Nightly, where they discussed the privilege of watching Harper play, the curious decision to allow Jayson Werth to try to score on a short fly to left center, and the benefit of Danny Epsinosa bunting with runners at first and second with no outs in the ninth inning.  Also, there was debate on whether to panic already that the bullpen didn't want to get anybody out, and a short review of Dusty Baker's management of said bullpen.

Oh, and a brief oral history of the Nats medical staff and the prognosis on Ben Revere's ribcage injury, which may or may not keep him out until Thanksgiving.

Awful lot of angst for an opening day in the win column.