Our beloved Washington Nationals took their late-inning act on the road. Nick Johnson's tiebreaking RBI double off Tom Gordon highlighted a five-run ninth inning and the Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-6 Monday.
On Sunday night, Ryan Zimmerman's solo homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth gave Washington a 3-2 victory over Atlanta in the debut of its $611 million Nationals Park.
No doubt, there was some celebrating on the bus ride to Philly. The Nationals arrived after 2 a.m., but weren't too tired to spoil the Phillies' opening-day party.
Lastings Milledge #44 of the Washington Nationals scores the winning run off of Nick Johnson double while Carlos Ruiz #51 of the Philadelphia Phillies dives for the plate on Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park March 31, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)