GAME IN A NUTSHELL: If the season's first two games are a sign of things to come, the Nationals are going to be playing a bunch of low-scoring, tight affairs this month.
If the preseason predictions are to be believed, the Washington Nationals are supposed to waltz through the National League East without much resistance.
When news broke on Sunday the Atlanta Braves were trading star closer Craig Kimbrel to the San Diego Padres, or in other words out of the NL East, Nationals fans celebrated on Twitter.
The day has arrived. At long last we can say what we've waited six long months to say: It's baseball season.
Today the Nationals play their final spring training game before heading north for Washington.