It all begins today. The grind that stretches from the early parts of spring, the heat of the summer and the crisp coolness of early autumn. A journey that stretches 162 games.
The Nationals fell to the Dodgers in NLDS Game 5, failing once again to reach the NLCS. Despite falling, many members from last year are back. The Nats anchor one of the best starting rotations in baseball with aces Stephen Strasburg– who takes the mound today to begin the season, and Max Scherzer– last year’s National League Cy Young Award winner, along with Tanner Roark– who helped pitch Team USA to a World Baseball Classic championship, Gio Gonzalez and Joe Ross.
The Nationals lineup is poised for another great season. Bryce Harper had a solid Spring Training and looks to return to the form that saw him win the 2015 NL MVP. Trea Turner looks for another big season. Turner moves from the outfield back to shortstop, a position he was much more familiar with in the minors. Jayson Werth enters the last year of his contract and looks to bring Washington their first World Series title since the Senators did it in 1924.
Overall, this should be a fun season. We’ll have game stories, minor league reports and other things going on around Nats Town. Follow us on Twitter, throw us a like on Facebook, and follow along on here.