Tonight, the Nationals are playing the 1,000th game since baseball returned, coincidentally, in the same place they played their first game. On opening day 2005, Livan Hernandez threw the first pitch in Nationals history to Brian Schneider. Tonight, Hernandez will start for the Nationals, and Schneider is behind the plate for the Phillies. Funny how that works.
The Nationals, by the way, are 426-573 in their history, which includes an 18-37 record at Citizens Bank Ballpark. The Nationals are tying to get back above .500 and win for the fifth time in six games as Jayson Werth returns to his old home. Talk about the game right here.