It was all going to plan yesterday afternoon in Washington; the Marlins got five solid innings from Edinson Volquez, and then turned the game over to the bullpen with the lead. However, David Phelps had an off-day by allowing three runs in two innings as the Nationals stormed back to deny Miami an Opening Day win.
Dee Gordon, the player who most publicly grieved for the late José Fernández last September, wore a very special pair of tribute cleats to open the new season yesterday.
The series in DC continues tomorrow as Dan Straily will make his Marlins debut against Tanner Roark at 7:05pm ET.
Tyler Moore will have certainly had a familiar feeling walking into Nationals Park yesterday after calling the field his home between 2012 and 2015.
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Mark Trumbo hit a walk-off homer in the first extra innings game of the season in Baltimore, breaking a 2-2 tie that had stood since the top of the sixth.
It’s fair to say that some players were pretty excited for the start of the new season.