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Atlanta Braves Announce Tentative 2010 Schedule

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Per a press release:

Today the Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball released their tentative schedule for the 2010 season. A finalized schedule with start times will be released at a later date in the offseason.

The Braves open the regular season on Monday, April 5, at Turner Field, with a three-game series versus the Chicago Cubs (April 5-8) and then open the road portion of the 2010 season with a three-game set at the San Francisco Giants on April 9.

The 2010 home schedule includes nine games each against National League East Division rivals New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Florida, as well as a three-game set versus the Florida Marlins over the July 4th holiday weekend (July 2-4). The Braves host a four-game weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers (August 13-16), a four-game weekend match-up against the St. Louis Cardinals (September 9-12), and will conclude their home slate October 1-3 with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Braves play a total of five interleague series, with three of the series coming at home against the Tampa Bay Rays (June 15-17), who will be making their first visit to Atlanta since 2001, the Kansas City Royals (June 18-20), and the Detroit Tigers (June 25-27). The Braves' American League road opponents include the Minnesota Twins (June 11-13) and the Chicago White Sox (June 22-24).

The overall home slate features 36 games against National League East Division opponents, 19 games against the N.L. Central Division, 17 against the N.L. West Division and nine against the American League.

In addition to the regular-season schedule, the Braves are slated to play a pair of exhibition games at Turner Field on Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3, versus the Chicago White Sox.

Click here to download the Braves 2010 tentative schedule (PDF)

First thoughts:

  • Weird that we open the year against out-of-division teams. It's April 20th before we play an NL East foe.
  • Big road trip in June, going from LA to Arizona, to Minnesota (11 total games) -- I'm so going to one of those games in Minnesota (new ballpark).
  • As hard as our interleague schedule was in 2009, our 2010 interleague schedule looks pretty easy!
  • Once again, no extra day off after the All-Star break.
  • We end the season at home against Philly -- that could be a good series.