District 34 podcast: Recapping Nats' opening day win

What an exciting opening day at Nats Park on Monday!

The new baseball season got off on the right foot for the Nationals as they beat the Marlins 4-2 in front of a sellout home crowd. This opening day had everything a Nats fan could want: fantastic pregame ceremonies, strong starting pitching, home runs, efficient bullpen work and of course a Nationals victory.

And an eventful opening day means we have a lot to talk about on the District 34 podcast to get you through the first off-day of the season.

Nats-Park-flag-opening-day-2017-sidebar.jpgLet's first start with starter Stephen Strasburg, who earned his first win of the season while pitching from the stretch. Strasburg gave manager Dusty Baker seven strong innings, giving up only two runs and six hits with three strikeouts on just 85 pitches.

Then you move to Bryce Harper and Adam Lind, with the former hitting his fifth career opening day home run and the latter delivering the eventual game-winning pinch-hit two-run homer in the seventh.

And last but not certainly not least, Sammy Solís and Blake Treinen's dominance out of the 'pen, shutting down the Fish in two scoreless innings to earn their first hold and save of the season, respectively.

It wasn't all bright and jolly, however. The Nats went a collective 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position, and Jayson Werth and Stephen Drew went a combined 0-for-8 with four strikeouts over the course of the game. Is this already cause for concern, or is it just opening day jitters?

From the flyover during the national anthem to the postgame celebration, we've got your complete coverage of a memorable opening day in the District. As always, thanks for listening and spreading the word, and be sure to subscribe to District 34 on iTunes and Google Play!

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