Welcome to MASN's live thread for tonight's Nationals-Marlins game at Nationals Park. I'll have updates and analysis throughout the game, and whether you're just watching the game on TV or following online, you can participate by commenting in this thread. Or, if you're on Twitter, you can tag tweets with #masnnats, and they'll be included in the chat.
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Thru 3: The Nationals are up 2-0 on the Rockies after Ryan Zimmerman hit an absolute blast off Jhoulys Chacin in the first inning, and on a cold, rainy night in Colorado, it's good they got a couple runs early. Chacin has nasty stuff, and he's been dealing since then. John Lannan has thrown 44 pitches, 23 for strikes, in the first three innings, and has issued a pair of two-out walks. But he's managed to keep the ball down and get groundouts so far. That's where we stand after three, and the Nationals look like they'll have to see how few runs they need to win this one.