Nationals drop season opener to Braves, 2-0

The Washington Nationals opened the 2011 Major League Baseball season with a 2-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park in Washington.

Nationals manager Jim Riggleman greets his players on the field at the start of the opening day game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park, in Washington, D.C., Thursday, March 31, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

Nationals manager Jim Riggleman greets his players on the field at the start of the opening day game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park, in Washington, D.C., Thursday, March 31, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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