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Bryce Harper homered in his first two at-bats, Stephen Strasburg retired 19 batters in a row at one stretch, and the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals opened the season with a 2-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday.
Nats' Johnson, 70, unsure of future after '13Updated Apr 1 Share TweetDavey Johnson is ready to soak it all in during what is supposed to be his final season as manager of the Washington Nationals, saying he'll throw batting practice or even take pregame grounders occasionally.Source: ESPN.com
Davey reiterates that 2013 opener is likely lastUpdated Apr 1 Share TweetNationals manager Davey Johnson sat down for his first pregame press conference of the season on Monday and confirmed that this will be his last Opening Day as manager.Source: MLB.com
Mrs. Zimmerman’s Nats jerseyUpdated Apr 1 Share TweetLots of people are wearing new jerseys to Opening Day at Nationals Park. I like Ryan Zimmerman’s wife’s. (They were married in January, in case you forgot.) (Via @HeatherZims.)Source: washingtonpost.com
The beer prices at Nats ParkUpdated Apr 1 Share Tweet“Thirsty [baseball] fans pay the most at Washington Nationals games - where, unless they take advantage of a $5 drink special before the first pitch, the cheapest beer available is a 16-ounce can for $8,” CNN Money reported this week. … Continue rSource: washingtonpost.com
Harper, Strasburg On Opening DayApr 1Bryce Harper talks about his two-homer performance and Stephen Strasburg discusses his solid outing against the Marlins.
Harper Homers Twice In Nats' Season OpenerApr 1Bryce Harper hit two solo home runs and Stephen Strasburg pitched seven scoreless innings to guide the Nationals to a 2-0 win over the Marlins.
Mint Condition: 2013 MLB PreviewApr 1The Cardboard Connection's Rob Bertrand joins Michele Steele to break down which 2013 MLB rookies, veterans and products that collectors should be looking out for.