And yesterday the starter was announced:
Washington Nationals Manager Matt Williams pulled Max Scherzer aside on Monday morning to share some news. The Nationals signed Scherzer to a massive contract this winter, and his first task will be to start opening day April 6 against the New York Mets at Nationals Park.
“It’s going to be real exciting,” Scherzer said, sitting in front of reporters in the Nationals’ makeshift news conference room at Space Coast Stadium. “It’s a great honor to be able to start opening day, especially for this club and especially on this staff. But at the end of the day, it’s just Game 1. We have 162 of these things, and hopefully we can play as well as we can for the entire season.”
Can hardly wait!