An inside the park home run being called back in a wild 5th inning, and aggressive baserunning ruined the Nationals home opener in a 2-1 loss to the Braves.
Benefiting from the decision to overturn Ian Desmond’s inside-the-park homer on replay review, the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 2-1 Friday, spoiling the Nationals’ home opener and giving rookie manager Matt Williams his first loss.
Ian Desmond’s inside-the-park homer was overturned on replay review and changed to a ground-rule double in the fifth inning of Washington’s game against Atlanta on Friday.
The Washington Nationals home opener is underway at Nats Park in Washington, D.C., signaling the start of the 2014 season of baseball in the nation’s capital.
Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner says the club’s payroll is “beyond topped out” and that his family is “not going to do something where we’re losing tens of millions of dollars a year.”
There is long, rich history of American presidents throwing out the first pitch on Opening Day in the nation’s capital, albeit with a 30+ year gap, however, history hasn’t looked kindly on presidents who have skipped the honor in an election year.
The Home Opener at Nationals Park is finally here, which means fans will officially be introduced to the team’s new roster, and for the first time, and 8-pound menu item.
The Nationals were much better defensively and Livan Hernandez did his job on opening day 2011, but Atlanta has Derek Lowe and Jason Heyward.