Major League Baseball has released the 2019 schedule. We’re highlighting a few intriguing series to circle on your calendar.
The release of the 2019 Major League Baseball schedule hit like a breath of fresh air. It’s currently the end of August and the 2018 San Diego Padres have just secured their 50th win of the season. I don’t want to become an instant doubter, however, 2019 figures to be another year of growth and development as many of the top prospects continue to work their way through the lower levels of the minor leagues.
If that is the case, 2019 will still provide fans with plenty of excitement. Luis Urias is sure to be a mainstay in the starting lineup. Prominent prospect pitchers such as Logan Allen and Cal Quantrill may find their way into the starting rotation, at some point. And a certain shortstop may make his Major League Baseball debut, some guy named Fernando Tatis Jr.
Next year’s slate of games features matchups against the American League East and your standard regional, inter-league matchup. The Padres will matchup against the Seattle Mariners in that pair of series.
San Diego Padres 2019 Schedule Highlights.
The 2019 season will kick off on March 28th with seven-straight home games, including a four-game opening series against the San Francisco Giants and three against a fellow divisional rival, the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Friars then immediately turn around and embark on a 10-game road stand with series against the Giants and Diamondbacks again, and a stint with the St. Louis Cardinals.
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While the Padres will travel to Toronto and New York to take on the Blue Jays (May 24th-26th) and Yankees (May 27th-29th), neither team will venture out to Petco Park in 2019. Fans in San Diego will get to see the Seattle Mariners (April 23-24), Baltimore Orioles (July 29-30), Tampa Bay Rays (August 12-14), and the Boston Red Sox (August 23-25) in interleague play at Petco.
The Chicago Cubs will be making their way to San Diego on September 9th for a four-game series.
San Diego will conclude their 2019 home schedule with a six-game stand against the Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers (September 20-26) before ending their season on the road with three against the Diamondbacks (September 27-29).
On April 5th, the Padres will take a rare Friday off day. The weird wrinkle with that is San Diego and St. Louis begin their series on Thursday, the 4th. They will take Friday off and then resume with the final two games on Saturday and Sunday. I’m not exactly sure why that wrinkle is thrown in there, but I do know that it makes zero sense.
Finally, this year’s All-Star game will take place on July 9th in Cleveland.
You can view the entire San Diego Padres schedule here.