The Phillies will open next season at home against the Astros on Friday, April 1 and close Sept. 28 in Atlanta. They’ll also play a pair of interleague sets in Seattle and Toronto.
Beerleaguer: This is mostly a cake schedule, but if there’s a trouble spot, it’s that 20 of their last 30 games will be played on the road, including 17 of 27 September games. The schedule is generally front-loaded with home cooking and they’ll have no long homestands for the final two months. The annual 10-game West Coast swing begins Aug. 1, directly following a 10-game homestand that includes a series with the Pirates. There’s also a nine-game roadtrip from May 27 to June 5. For once, the Phillies appear to have a slight advantage in interleague play. They host the Red Sox, A's and Rangers and take on Toronto and Seattle on the road. Aside from a heavy August and September road schedule, the rest of the the itinerary appears favorable. Take a look at the complete schedule here.