Today, the Phillies Twitter account gave fans the precious gift of not having to think about the 2019 Phillies for a few minutes, because it released the schedule for the 2020 season.
And in fact, they did so with style:
The video displays faux tinder profiles for each of the 29 other MLB teams, with cute little bios, the age of the club and even its proximity to Citizens Bank Park. Each of the Phillies’ 20 opponents for the season were swiped right on, which revealed the dates of their matchup(s), while the remaining 9 got swiped to the left.
Their full schedule is live on their website, but here are some things to note:
- Opening Day will be in Miami on March 26. After that, they head to New York for a three game set, then they face off against the Brewers in the Home Opener on Thursday, April 2nd. Their final home game will be against the Mets on September 24, then they will finish the season three days later in Washington.
- The beginning of the season is relatively light on division rivals (2 series vs the Marlins, 2 vs the Mets and one each vs the Braves and Nationals before June). Their first game against Washington comes on May 29th.
- The end of the season is a much different story: September is comprised almost entirely of NL East opponents, with the exception of a Cardinals series at the beginning and a Blue Jays series in the middle. Speaking of…
- Interleague Play! For 2020, the NL East is facing off agains the AL West, with the Toronto Blue Jays as the Phillies’ designated interleague rivals. Interleague home games are going to be against the Blue Jays, Rangers, Athletics, and Angels, while the away games will be in Seattle, Houston, Arlington and Toronto. Get ready to welcome Mike Trout back to Citizens Bank Park for the first time since 2014.
- Since we’re playing the AL West, that means more late nights and #PhilliesAfterDark. They have three multi-series swings through the west this year: Mid June (vs the Dodgers and Rockies), Early July (vs the Mariners and Astros) and late July (vs the Diamondbacks and Padres). They also play the Giants in late April and the Rangers in mid August, but those are isolated.
What about the schedule are you most looking forward to?