Nationals Home Opener Quiz

With the unveiling of the Nationals' World Series champions banner postponed indefinitely, test your knowledge of the team's previous 15 home openers with this expert level quiz.

1




How many times have the Nationals opened the season at home?



6

7

8

9

2




What is the Nationals' record in home openers?



5-10

7-8

9-6

11-4

3

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Who was the first Arizona Diamondbacks batter Livan Hernandez faced in the Nationals' first home opener on April 14, 2005?


Craig Counsell

Royce Clayton

Quinton McCracken

Tony Womack

4


What Nationals player homered in the team's first home opener?


Ryan Church

Vinny Castilla

Jose Vidro

Jose Guillen

5


Which of the following pitchers has not started a Nationals home opener?


Gio Gonzalez

Daniel Cabrera

Ramon Ortiz

Scott Olsen

6






Who is the only National to hit a triple on Opening Day after accomplishing the feat in the 2007 home opener?




Ryan Zimmerman

Felipe Lopez

Cristian Guzman

Brian Schneider

7

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Who earned the win after Ryan Zimmerman's walk-off home run in the first Opening Day at Nationals Park?


Jon Rauch

Ray King

Saul Rivera

Jesus Colome

8


Who hit the go-ahead home run in the Nationals' 4-2 home win over the Marlins on Opening Day 2017?


Anthony Rendon

Bryce Harper

Trea Turner

Adam Lind

9


Which team have the Nationals not opened against at home?

Phillies

Braves

Reds

Pirates

10


Who threw the ceremonial first pitch before the Nationals' home opener in 2010?


President Obama

Mayor Adrian Fenty

Frank Howard

Frank Robinson

11

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Bryce Harper's two solo home runs accounted for all of the Nationals' runs and made a winner of which pitcher on Opening Day 2013?


Stephen Strasburg

Jordan Zimmermann

Gio Gonzalez

Craig Stammen

12




How did the winning run score in the 10th inning of the 2012 home opener, a 3-2 Nationals victory?



Home run

Balk

Wild pitch

Walk

13




Which Nationals player was ejected for arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Doug Eddings on Opening Day 2018?




Bryce Harper

Trea Turner

Adam Eaton

Miguel Montero

14


In the Nationals' 2014 home opener, which Braves outfielder threw his hands in the air to indicate that Ian Desmond's line drive into the left field corner had lodged under the padding of the wall?


Justin Upton

Jason Heyward

Jeff Francoeur

Melvin Upton Jr.

15

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Who is the only Nationals manager to win every home opener with Washington?

Frank Robinson

Davey Johnson

Manny Acta

Dusty Baker

16


Which of the following Nationals did not homer in a 9-8 loss to the Phillies in their 2009 home opener?



Adam Dunn

Elijah Dukes

Lastings Milledge

Ryan Zimmerman