Opening Night Commences, Ryan Zimmerman christens new Nats park

It was opening night in all of baseball and opening night in Washington, D.C. as the Nationals opened their new stadium. Ryan Zimmerman made sure it would be a memorable night forever (reminds me of when the Indians won in extra innings at Jacobs Field). Zimmerman hit a walk-off home run off Peter Moylan in the bottom of the 9th to give the Nationals a 3-2 with the pitcher of record John Rauch for the Nats and Moylan for the Bravos.

“We’ve waited for so long for a place that can be our own,” Zimmerman said. “There are just too many people on this team that are tired of being mediocre.”

Things are indeed looking up in a hurry for this franchise, who got 5 innings of 1 run, 4-hit baseball out of the world’s most ordinary opening game starter, Odalis Perez. They mustered only 4 hits the entire ballgame, as Tim Hudson went 7 strong innings (3H, 2ER, 0BB, 3K).

Baseball is here folks, and game #1 on U.S. soil was a very good opening act.

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