Washington Nationals: Top 5 Most Anticipated Series in 2019

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SAN DIEGO, CA - MAY 7: Trea Turner #7 of the Washington Nationals is congratulated by Anthony Rendon #6 of after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on May 7, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - MAY 7: Trea Turner #7 of the Washington Nationals is congratulated by Anthony Rendon #6 of after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on May 7, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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June 13-16: Home Series Against Arizona Diamondbacks

This series will have it all.

First, on Thursday, is “Pups in the Park #4.”  Ruff said.

The next night is the third “Fireworks Friday” promotion of the season.

The headliner promotion, however, is on Saturday: Star Wars Day.  The first 10,000 fans into the stadium on June 15 will receive a “Sean Doolittle Obi-Wan Kenobi Bobblehead.”  Or, as the Nationals website calls it, Obi “Sean” Kenobi.

An article from The Washington Post last month details just how excited Doolittle is to receive this “honor.”

Of course, those are the highlights regarding the off-the-field festivities.  On the field, it will be one of Patrick Corbin looking to strike back against his former team, the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Due to the series lasting four games, it is more likely than not that Corbin will get to face his former team for the first time.

Corbin spent the first six seasons of his career in the desert, posting a 3.91 ERA in just under 1000 innings.

This offseason, the Diamondbacks lost their two biggest offensive weapons in Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock.

With the D-Backs’ next best hitters taking at-bats left-handed, such as Jake Lamb and David Peralta, Corbin will be in a prime position to carve up his former team in a stadium far, far away from his old home.

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