- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Opening Day proved to be something of a disaster for the Nationals, and not only on the scoreboard. Besides the final score, here’s everything that went wrong:

Logan, Guzman hurt: Center fielder Nook Logan (left)and shortstop Cristian Guzman each left the game with injuries. Logan hyperextended his left foot making a leaping catch in the fourth. Results of an MRI will be available today. Guzman suffered a mild left hamstring strain in the fifth and will be re-evaluated today.

Patterson struggles: Ace John Patterson never looked comfortable on the mound and was lit up for six runs on seven hits in 32/3 innings. Patterson had all sorts of trouble commanding his breaking balls and paid the price for it.

No offense: Washington’s lineup barely put up a fight against Dontrelle Willis. Aside from Ryan Zimmerman and Dmitri Young, who each had two hits, the Nats looked overanxious at the plate and failed to string together any rallies.

Mark Zuckerman

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