OK, MASN TV got us off on the right start Monday, broadcasting (paid service) opening day, as the Washington Nationals came from behind starting in the sixth and beat the Miami Marlins, 4-2, story .
President Donald Trump did not show up, but members of each of the fived Armed Services threw out a first ball.
Stephen Strasburg may not have been at his best, getting only three strikeouts, but got a lot of ground balls. Blake Treinen lived up to his first test as a closer.
Adam Lind, acquired from the Mariners, hit a 420-foot home run to dead center on a low outside pitch from reliever Phelps, on his first swing as a National. But Bryce Harper had broken the shutout in the bottom of the Sixth with his fifth Opening Day home run.
MASN has an active Facebook page on the Nationals and other teams, attracting more comments than the Nationals’ own feed.
On Sunday, ex-national Melacon blew a lead for the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the ninth (to the chagrin of actor fan Richard Harmon, who plays Murphy in “The 100”) to the Arizona Diamondbacks.