Although Daniel Murphy stole the show (2-3, HR, 2B, 2 RBI), Opening Day was must-see TV. It featured a come from behind extra innings win, an injury, and a Bryce Harper home run. We're going to do this 161 more times, so strap yourselves in.
Here's the scoop from Turner Field.
The Nationals enjoyed an Opening Day thriller
It was a rollercoaster ride from start to finish, but ultimately, the Nats prevailed, thanks to Jayson Werth's baserunning and Daniel Murphy's stellar hitting.
Revere exits Opening Day in fourth inning
The new outfield acquisition was replaced by Michael A. Taylor. After the game, he revealed that his ribcage was troubling him, which is slightly relieving considering the possibilities (oblique, hip, broken bones). Hopefully, it's a situation where sitting for a few days will calm things down before the injury spirals out of control.
Harper picks up where he left off, hits home run in first AB
Just a few pitches into the season, Harper got Opening Day started with a home run off of Julio Teheran. What else is new?
Nats benefit from Ruben Tejada/Chase Utley rule
The Nationals were the first team to benefit from the rule established after last year's NLDS, turning a force out at second into a double play thanks to the new rule.
Bryce wore a Trump-Style "Make Baseball Fun Again" hat
No, Harper is not a known Trump supporter. But, there are pictures!
In case you were worried about Dusty Baker's relationship with his players thus far...
In the clubhouse postgame, Nats players gave Dusty Baker the "game ball" from his first win as Nationals manager— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) April 5, 2016
The Nationals Fan Choice Bobblehead vote is in...
Tomorrow's Game: Nationals vs Braves - 7:10 PM (MASN, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs Bud Norris