The big story for me was Gio Gonzalez. Could he throw strikes? Would he throw strikes? How's his command, his control, his comtrol? Gonzalez went to 3-0 on the first batter he faced. It was all turning to dust.
Adam Wainwright, on the other hand, had issues. Leadoff hitter Jayson Werth roped a double to left field, and he scored almost immediately on a long, booming triple from Bryce Harper. Was Harper the youngest player in history to hit a triple? Yes. Yes, he was. Thought they almost nailed him at third:
All Ryan Zimmerman needed to score Harper was a fly ball. He got one.
The two-run homer put the Nationals up 3-0 before their first out. Wainwright settled down after the homer and struck out the side, but the Cardinals are already in a deep hole in their quest to repeat as champions.