Game in a nutshell: In their highly anticipated home opener, the Nationals rode Gio Gonzalez's seven scoreless innings to take a 2-0 lead into the ninth.
It's a beautiful day for the ballgame. And it just so happens there's a ballgame being played in the nation's capital this afternoon. How fortuitous.
Game in a nutshell: In a highly anticipated matchup between a two-time Cy Young Award winner and a young fireballer who hopes to win that award some day, Stephen Strasburg out-dueled Johan Santana.
By winning 80 games in 2011, the Washington Nationals got close to the playoffs, but not quite close enough.
VIERA, Fla. -- The Nationals could have handed the ball on Opening Day to any one of their top four starters, and few would have raised an eyebrow. Gio Gonzalez is a 16-game winner and All-Star.