Bryce Harper leads Nationals to comfortable opening day victory.
The Washington Nationals started their 2013 MLB season with a comfortable win over a poor Miami Marlins team 2-0, after a strong showing by 20-year old Bryce Harper.
The outfielder started the season with a bang, hitting a home run on each of his first two visits to the plate – which is only the third time in opening day history that has occurred.
Harper’s batting was accompanied by strong pitching from the bullpen, particularly Stephen Strasburg, who had a shut out in his seven innings.
The Nationals began the season as a favourite for the World Championship, and this performance will only justify those pre-season predictions.