With 2019 over halfway done, we take a look at the San Diego Padres 2020 schedule that features reunions, quirks, and tons of hype.
The Friar Faithful have looked forward to 2020; it’s long been considered the first year of a competitive playoff window.
With the release of the San Diego Padres 2020 schedule, that hype has been intensified.
Let’s take a look.
For the first time since 1968, all 30 MLB teams will play on Opening Day, which will be on March 26, 2020. The Friars will kick things off by hosting the Colorado Rockies for a four-game divisional series at home, followed by three games against the Atlanta Braves.
San Diego’s first 13 games of the season will be against the Rockies and Braves, ending their yearly series against Atlanta early on April 8. The Padres will play the Rockies 10 times in their first 19 games of the year.
In fact, it looks like nearly every non-divisional National League series will occur almost back-to-back to one another. The home and away series against the St. Louis Cardinals bookend a match-up with the Los Angeles Dodgers in April/May, while the Padres will take care of a six-game stretch against the Pittsburgh Pirates over nine days.
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In terms of interleague play, the San Diego Padres 2020 schedule welcomes the American League Central for some enticing battles.
It’ll also give the Friar Faithful a chance to see some familiar faces, as former Padres players Franmil Reyes, Logan Allen, Adam Cimber, and Brad Hand will return to their old stomping ground when the Padres host the Cleveland Indians on June 23-24.
And perhaps most exciting of all, Fernando Tatis Jr. will get to show his former system, the Chicago White Sox, what they traded away when they visit Petco Park on May 11-13. The Padres will welcome the two Windy City teams in a row, hosting the Chicago Cubs immediately after in a four-game tilt.
The Friars will finish out the season at home against two heavyweight teams in the Minnesota Twins and Dodgers. Who knows where the Padres will stand at that point — wherever it is, this will be a tough way to finish out the season.
With 2019 already a step in the right direction, the San Diego Padres 2020 schedule just made things way more exciting. Let’s hope the Friars can enter that season on a high note.
You can see the rest of the MLB’s 2020 schedule here.
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