But my favorite highlight was a different one: Christian Garcia’s major-league debut.
I love major-league debuts, and Garcia’s accomplishment is one to stand up and cheer for. At 27, Garcia has overcome two Tommy John surgeries and a third surgery to shave down a bone spur. He first pitched in the minor leagues in 2004.
On Monday, Garcia took the mound at Nationals Park and threw three pitches to retire Cubs catcher Welington Castillo on a popup to LaRoche.
Congratulations, Christian. Welcome to Washington.
Photos: (1) Christian Garcia pitches in his major-league debut; (2) Garcia in the dugout after pitching.