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OPENING DAY – STARTING PITCHERS (CATCHERS)

Year Pitcher Catcher
2005 Livan Hernandez RHP (Brian Schneider)
2006 Livan Hernandez RHP (Brian Schneider)
2007 John Patterson RHP (Brian Schneider)
2008 John Patterson RHP (Brian Schneider)
2009 Odalis Perez LHP (Paul LoDuca)
2010 John Lannan LHP (Jesus Flores)
2011 John Lannan LHP (Ivan Rodriguez)
2012 Stephen Strasburg RHP (Wilson Ramos)
2013 Stephen Strasburg RHP (Wilson Ramos)
2014 Stephen Strasburg RHP (Wilson Ramos)
2015 Max Scherzer RHP (Wilson Ramos)
2016 Max Scherzer RHP (Wilson Ramos)

OPENING DAY - LINEUPS

2005: Monday, Apr 6 at Phillies L (4-8)

Brad Wilkerson CF
Cristian Guzman SS
Jose Vidro 2B
Jose Guillen RF
Nick Johnson 1B
Vinny Castilla 3B
Termel Sledge LF
Brian Schneider C
Livan Hernandez RHP

2006: Monday, Apr 3 at Mets L (2-3)

Brandon Watson CF
Jose Vidro 2B
Jose Guillen RF
Nick Johnson 1B
Alfonso Soriano LF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Royce Clayton SS
Brian Schneider C
Livan Hernandez RHP

2007: Monday, Apr 2 vs Marlins L (2-9)

Felipe Lopez 2B
Cristian Guzman SS
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Austin Kearns RF
Dmitri Young 1B
Brian Schneider C
Ryan Church LF
Nook Logan CF
John Patterson RHP

2008: Sunday, Mar 30 vs Braves W (3-2)

Cristian Guzman SS
Lastings Milledge CF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Nick Johnson 1B
Austin Kearns RF
Paul LoDuca C
Elijah Dukes LF
Ronnie Belliard 2B
Odalis Perez LHP

2009: Monday, Apr 6 at Marlins L (6-12)

Lastings Milledge CF
Cristian Guzman SS
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam Dunn LF
Nick Johnson 1B
Austin Kearns RF
Ronnie Belliard 2B
Jesus Flores C
John Lannan LHP

2010: Monday, Apr 6 vs Phillies L (1-11)

Nyjer Morgan CF
Willie Harris RF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam Dunn LF
Josh Willingham LF
Adam Kennedy 2B
Ivan Rodgriguez C
Ian Desmond SS
John Lannan LHP

2011: Thursday, Mar 31 vs Braves L (0-2)

Ian Desmond SS
Jayson Werth RF
Ryan Zimmerman EB
Adam LaRoche 1B
Mike Morse LF
Rick Ankiel CF
Danny Espinosa 2B
Ivan Rodriguez C
Livan Hernandez RHP

2012: Thursday, Apr 5 at Cubs W (2-1)

Ian Desmond SS
Danny Espinosa 2B
Ryan Zimmerman EB
Adam LaRoche 1B
Jayson Werth RF
Mark DeRosa LF
Roger Bernadina CF
Wilson Ramos C
Stephen Strasburg RHP

2013: Monday, Apr 1 vs Marlins W (2-0)

Denard Span CF
Jayson Werth RF
Bryce Harper LF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Ian Desmond SS
Danny Espinosa 2B
Wilson Ramos C
Stephen Strasburg RHP

2014: Monday, Mar 31 at Mets W (9-7)

Denard Span CF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Jayson Werth RF
Wilson Ramos C
Bryce Harper LF
Ian Desmond SS
Adam LaRoche 1B
Anthony Rendon 2B
Stephen Strasburg RHP

2015: Monday, Apr 6 vs Mets L (1-3)

Michael Taylor CF
Yunel Escobar 3B
Bryce Harper RF
Ryan Zimmerman 1B
Wilson Ramos C
Ian Desmond SS
Dan Uggla 2B
Tyler Moore LF
Max Scherzer RHP

2016: Monday, Apr 4 at Braves W (4-3)

Ben Revere CF
Anthony Rendon 3B
Bryce Harper RF
Ryan Zimmerman 1B
Daniel Murphy 2B
Jayson Werth RF
Wilson Ramos C
Danny Espinosa SS
Max Scherzer RHP

OPENING DAY: CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH

2005 President George W. BUSH
2006 Vice President Dick CHENEY
2007 Team of Washington Baseball History Representatives: Senators HOF pitcher Walter Johnson’s grandson (Hank Thomas), Mickey Vernon (Senators 1B), Homestead Greys ace Wilmer Fields’ widow (Audrey Fields), Chuck Hinton (Senators 1B/OF) and NATS Manager Manny Acta.
2008 President George W. BUSH
2009 Vice President Joe BIDEN
2010 President Barack OBAMA
2011 Patriotic Tribute – Five Flag Officers: Vice Admiral Michael Vitale (Navy), Major General Karl Horst (Army), Lieutenant General Richard Y. Newton III (Air Force), Lieutenant General Terry G. Robling (Marine Corps), Rear Admiral Paul Zukunft (Coast Guard).
2012 President Barack OBAMA
2013 Former Staff Sergeant and Medal of Honor Recipient Clint Romesha
2014 Captain Chip Zawislak, accompanied by Jennifer Bennett, Michael Jackson and Makonnen Eyob
2015 MLB Commissioner Rob MANFRED
2016 Prince William County police officers Jesse Hempen and David McKeown