Welcome to MASN's live thread for tonight's Nationals-Pirates game at Nationals Park -- or as we call it in the business, Strasmas. I'll have updates, analysis and reaction from the big debut, 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.
If you're at the game, you can follow along by heading here and searching for "Nationals vs. Pirates 6/8 in-game thread."
If you want to participate in the chat via our Gamezone space, which includes live stats, matchup data, pitch tracking and more, head here. And if you're not into in the live chat experience, that's fine, too; check the blog for periodic in-game updates.