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D.C.: Here we go again

Baseball

The GIST: Wizard Russell Westbrook is a champion in our hearts, the Mystics brought in offseason reinforcements and the Washington Football Team is now entirely owned by the Snyder family. With that whirlwind of activity, let’s add the Nationals into the mix, shall we?

April 01, 2021
Source: Washington Nationals/Twitter
Source: Washington Nationals/Twitter

The sitch: Uh oh. Yesterday, the Nats announced that a player tested positive for COVID-19. Four additional players and a staff member are in quarantine and will miss tonight’s season opener against the NY Mets. We have an awful feeling of déjà vu.

The game: We won’t know which specific players are out of the lineup until first pitch at 7:09 p.m. ET. But since pitcher Max Scherzer flew separately from the team, we’re pretty sure he’ll still start on the mound. 

The Nats will also have to contend with star shortstop Francisco Lindor, who the Mets acquired from Cleveland in a huge offseason trade. Let’s bring that Natitude.