Sep 28, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (center) is congratulated by catcher Wilson Ramos (right) and Kevin Frandsen (19) after recording the final out of a no-hitter against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
It’s been over three months since the Nationals’ 2014 season came crashing to a halt just a few weeks too early and Nationals fans began looking forward to 2015. The offseason has held intrigue of its own, with the Nationals making a few exciting minor league deals, as well as a couple of big trades (who saw that Escobar–Clippard deal coming?).
But front office dealings can never match the true excitement that the advent of the season and real games bring with them. It’s really just something to bide our time with until Opening Day happens.
Fortunately, that day is just around the corner. Pitchers and catchers will report just more than a month from now, spring training will start soon after, and after that, it’s on to the games that count!
So what do Nationals fans have to look forward to in 2015? There’s certainly a lot of potential for this team. But what opponents on the Nationals calendar are the most exciting match-ups? To answer that question, I’ve put together this list of my Most Anticipated Nationals Games of 2015. Enjoy!
Author’s note: I’m using the term “game” a little loosely here. The 162 game season in baseball means there’s a lot of repetition when it comes to games. It also means that there’s a lot more uncertainty in terms of player availability. Sure, I’m looking forward to seeing the Nationals face certain pitchers, but it’s much harder to pinpoint those on the calendar. So instead, for the most part, these are my most anticipated series of 2015.