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5 Early-Season Washington Nationals Storylines to Follow Most Closely
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The Washington Nationals finished the season's first week at 4-2, and many storylines have emerged as a result of the week's action.

The season began with a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins. Jordan Zimmermann was the only pitcher to allow a run to score in the series, with the first two contests resulting in shutouts.

Then, it was off to Cincinnati. Washington took on the Reds in another three-game set, but dropped the first and third games. The first game was a 15-0 shellacking, as a barrage of home runs and big hits sunk the Nationals early on.

There were many positives to take out of those six games. Many players came out of spring training hot and kept their bats going in the regular season. For the most part, the pitching has looked good as well.

It wasn't all good, though, and some guys will have to adjust rather soon if the Nationals are going to continue to perform at a high level. With so many storylines to follow after just the season's first week, it should be a fun season in Washington in 2013.

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