August 23-25: Road Series Against the Chicago Cubs
Going to Wrigley Field is reason enough to get excited about a baseball game. However, the 2019 Nationals will be going with revenge on their mind.
After the 9th inning debacle on Sunday Night Baseball last season, the Nats will look for retribution against the Chicago Cubs for effectively ending their season.
Nationals fans likely did not forget about it, and it is even more likely the players and coaches did not forget either.
Nats fans likely have not forgiven the Cubs for the 2017 postseason either, in which the Cubs defeated the Nationals in the NLDS in five games.
The Cubs will be refocused this season after losing in the Wild Card game at home last October to the Rockies.
Yu Darvish will return to the team after pitching only 40 innings and missing most of last season due to various right arm injuries.
Also, Anthony Rizzo looks to bounce back after posting his worst OPS mark since the 2013 season (granted, most players would kill to have a .846 OPS).
In a series between two N.L. pennant contenders, this series will be one of the highlights of the season. Despite the results ending poorly for the Nats so far, these two teams create fireworks on the diamond together.