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Bryce Harper homered twice during the Nationals’ first game. Memo to the National League: After one game, Bryce Harper already has two home runs, and Stephen Strasburg is in mid-season form. Uh-oh. Strasburg was vintage Strasburg (if a guy can be vintage in only his 47th career start).  He threw seven innings, allowing only three hits and striking out three as the Nationals opened up the new campaign with a 2-0 win over the hapless Miami Marlins. Strasburg threw an economic 80 pitches, 52 for strikes. Harper, meanwhile, picked up right where he left off last season when he was named the National League Rookie of the Year. The 20-year old jumped on the first pitch he saw and deposited a Ricky Nolasco fastball 406 feet away into the right field stands to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead. He then extended the margin to 2-0 in the bottom of the 4th when he hit a 3-2 pitch into the right field seats again.  He is the first player in franchise history to homer in his first two at-bats to start a season. Harper 2, Marlins 0. The duo obviously are not going to perform like this every game, but more often than not,  they will do a lot of damage to the rest of the National League in 2013. A lot of prognosticators picked the Nationals to win the World Series. Not a bad bet. Stephen Strasburg allowed only three hits over 7 innings.    This article has been read (17) times

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