Well, that wasn’t pretty. The good news is we’ll probably only have three days to dwell on it.
Here’s the beat from South Capitol Street.
Adam Eaton injury update: X-rays negative, expects to play
Eaton, in case you forgot, also tore up his ankle when he tore his ACL last spring, meaning that he still has to take some caution with the area.
Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo agrees to two-year extension through 2020 season
The Nats gave Rizzo what he was worth, even if it wasn't for the duration he deserved. The deal came late Wednesday night, to serve as a pleasant backdrop to an otherwise unpleasant home opener.
Mike Rizzo should never be allowed to leave the Nationals
Mike Rizzo is the very best general manager in Washington, D.C., Jerry Brewer argues — because he's the only one that's shown consistency in dealing with odd and inconsistent ownership, and he's the only one that's shown consistent, high-level success.
Mets homer their way past Nats
The Mets see the Nats as the upper crust that they have to beat to win the division, and, needless to say, were pretty happy with yesterday's result. Stephen Strasburg, on the other hand, wanted two pitches back.
Adam Eaton exits with mild ankle injury during home opener
Eaton speculated that it was just some scar tissue getting loose, and that he'll be back in a matter of days.
Nationals lose home opener to Mets
Ryan Zimmerman preached staying calm after the first seven games, while Trea Turner talked about his outburst at the home plate umpire as something that was fair game after the umps "took the bat out of [his] hands."
Heyman | Early breakdown of Bryce Harper market
Apparently, your new sleeper team lies in Atlanta, Georgia. The Nationals are still towards the top of the list. Check back in May!
Why can't you stream Nationals and Orioles games on MASN in Washington?
You can only watch Nats games on MASN or MASN2. Every other team, save the Dodgers, Blue Jays, Pirates, Astros, and Rockies, has some way to watch games on the go or online. Not the Nats. Not the Orioles. Unless you buy a VPN, which is, como se dice, illegal.
Nationals Park scoreboard features a new font and a mound visit tracker
The Jayson Werth image, is, sadly, gone. The mound visit tracker is here. They're also using Gotham instead of Trade Gothic as their primary font.
Rosters for Harrisburg, Potomac and Hagerstown
Bryan Harper starts in Harrisburg, while Juan Soto begins his journey in Hagerstown.
Teddy wins on Opening Day
Tired: Teddy trained hard this offseason.
Wired: Teddy was tanking last offseason.
Tomorrow’s Game: Mets vs Nationals — 1:05 PM
Probable Pitchers: Steven Matz vs Gio Gonzalez