The Atlanta Braves announced their 2013 schedule today. The team will begin the 2013 regular season at home on Monday, April 1st against the Philadelphia Phillies. The biggest change this year will come in the interleague department, where the team will play eight interleague series totaling 20 games.
At Turner Field the Braves will host interleague games against the Royals, Twins, Blue Jays, and Indians. They will travel for interleague series against the Royals (for the first time ever), Tigers, Blue Jays, and White Sox. This easily has the chance to be the softest and easiest interleague schedule the Braves have ever had, against what has been the easiest division in baseball (the AL Central) for the past few years.
The All-Star break will be from July 15th through the 18th. Atlanta will end the first half at home against the Reds, and begin the second half on the road in Chicago against the White Sox. The Braves will end the year, as they began the year, playing the Phillies at Turner Field, with the final game scheduled for Sunday, September 29th.
One big problem with this schedule is that, while the Braves start the season with a six game homestand, they only play 15 out of their first 41 games at Turner Field. Included in that stretch are two 10-game road trips -- the final 10 game trip of this 41 game stretch ending 20 consecutive days without an off-day. That is a potentially back-breaking stretch which, if the team is not up for it, could put them in an early hole in the NL East race.
The full schedule can be found online here.