The 2012 season is coming to an end, but the Padres released their 2013 schedule. The season will be interesting, as the Houston Astros shift to the American League West and Interleague Play will take place year-round. The Padres have some interesting matchups.
The Padres will open up the 2013 in New York on Monday, April 1st, against the New York Mets. The first pitch is tentaively scheduled for 10:10 PST. The Padres home opener will be April 9, 2012, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Sep 9, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley (7) hits a grand slam home run on this pitch during the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
The Padres will open Interleague Play on May 10th with a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Padres also play at Baltimore (May 14th-15th) and Seattle (May 27th-28th). The weird part is the Padres play the Mariners at home on May 29th and 30th. Essentially it will be a home-and-home four-game series. Toronto also comes to Petco (June 30th-July 2).
San Diego will also make a return to Fenway Park for the second time in three years. (July 2nd-July 4th). The highlight of the Interleague schedule will be the return of the New York Yankees to San Diego. The Yanks will make their first ever trip to Petco Park. The Yankees last played in San Diego in 2002.
The Padres will finish the season with a three-game series in San Francisco.