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Washington Nationals’ lineup for series opener with San Francisco Giants...

After taking three of four from the Marlins, the Nationals start a three-game set with the Giants in the nation’s capital...

Miami Marlins v Washington Nationals Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

Remember when those stories came out about the Washington Nationals reportedly asking about the possibility of a $300M retractable roof on Nationals Park?

Washington Business Journal article by Michael Nelbauer reported at the time that a "source in the mayor’s office" told him then-Mayor Vincent Gray, "... 'started laughing,'" when approached about the proposed addition to the Nationals' home.

A "second source" quoted by the reporter said simply, "... it would be cost prohibitive and butt ugly."

“Butt ugly”? It would, of course, be helpful, especially on a night like tonight when the threat of rain could have us waiting around for news of a potential delay or a possible postponement, but yeah, there are probably better ways to spend $300M dollars, like a low-ball/starting point on an extension offer to Bryce Harper...

Meanwhile, the Nationals will try to get the offense going a little early after they had some problems with Marlins’ righty Dan Straily last night.

Dusty Baker talked after last night’s 3-2 win about what the problem was before they finally got to the Fish hurler.

“Straily was tricking us,” Baker said. “We only had one hit, and he was teasing us with that breaking ball in the dirt and throwing near-strikes away and up, he can pitch too, and I’ve always said I hated to face a pitcher that is one game under .500 because they will pitch like there’s no tomorrow, because they don’t want to go to two games under .500, so it’s always a dangerous situation whenever a pitcher is one game under .500 and I’m glad he’s still one game under .500.”

Tonight’s starter for the San Francisco Giants, Chris Stratton, is two games under .500, so the Nats should be fine.

Stratton’s (0-2), with a 6.63 ERA, a 4.61 FIP, 12 walks (5.68 BB/9) and 12 Ks (5.68 K/9) in five games, two starts and 19 innings pitched this season, over which opposing hitters have a .292/.391/.444 line against the Giants’ 2012 1st Round pick.