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Washington Nationals win in Atlanta: Internet reactions to Daniel Murphy's big day

The first race of the season saw a last-second win for the Nationals in Atlanta. Baseball is back and Twitter shows its excitement

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Game 1 of 162 is gone. Yesterday afternoon Twitter looked a virtual stadium full of Washington Nationals fans excited for the beginning of the season as the spring is during Groundhog Day.

Bryce Harper, real baseball lover, makes a Pride and Prejudice style proposal:

Oh yes, my love.

At the time of the player announcement, the Nationals were booed heavily....

Have you ever tried to bleed in front of the shark? First, he sniffs, leaving you in your excitement...

... Then BOOM! The ball goes and that is it.

It seems to be the beginning of a day full of smiles, but this is seldom the case. Braves tie the game. Revere injured during third inning. Even injuries? So quickly?

In the eighth inning, the score is 2-2 and Dusty Baker proposes a change on the mound putting Shawn Kelley in a critical situation: no pressure guy, it’s just Opening Day and you're going to the bullpen with the bases loaded....

Four balls. 3-2 Braves. Damn.

"In this darkest hour, in the gloom of night we must not despair." Nats moves in John Wayne mode. Werth ties 3-3 in the ninth inning, while Murphy's Law strikes the Braves in the tenth.

4-3. How can we call him? Murphbomb? Murphstorm? Murphycane? We have the season to decide....

Meanwhile, the Opening Day ended with a success. Tiresome. However, who cares? Record is set 1-0. A Good First Win!