Brewers 2013 Schedule Released
There is still plenty of baseball to be played in 2012, but today, Major League Baseball and the Brewers announced their 2013 schedule.
The Club’s 44th season in Major League Baseball will open at Miller Park for the second consecutive season. Nothing like a true Opening Day at Miller Park! The Brewers will face the Colorado Rockies on Monday, April 1 at 1:10 p.m. at Miller Park (Opening Day and April Fool’s Day will surely cause some excitement around town).
After the question of “When is Opening Day?” is asked, the next question always seems to be, “Who do we play in Interleague?” The entire look of Interleague Play will change in 2013 as the Houston Astros will move to the American League West. This will make for 15 American League teams and 15 National League teams, meaning there will be at least one Interleague series everyday of the season. The Brewers and Astros will meet at Minute Maid Park, June 18 – 20. Houston joins Milwaukee as the only MLB teams in history to switch leagues.
The Brewers Interleague schedule will feature two-game sets with the Texas Rangers, May 7 – 8 at Miller Park and August 13 – 14 in Texas. Back-to-back two-game series with the Minnesota Twins–their “prime” Interleague opponent–will take place May 27 – 28 at Miller Park and May 29 – 30 at Target Field.
Two firsts will take place for the Brewers in 2013 Interleague Play. The Oakland Athletics will make their first ever visit to Miller Park, June 3 – 5. The Brewers and Athletics have not met since the 2002 season in Oakland. The Brewers will also make their first trip to Seattle since 1997 and their first ever visit to Safeco Park to face the Mariners, August 9 – 11. The Mariners visited Miller Park in 2010 and 2004.
The Brewers will close their interleague play at Miller Park against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for a weekend series, August 30 – September 1.
The holiday schedule at Miller Park will be a little light as the Brewers will “open” and “close” summer at Miller Park. The Brewers will play at home on Memorial Day, May 27 vs. Minnesota and on Labor Day, September 2 vs. Pittsburgh.
With the even split of 15 teams in each league and six, five team divisions, the schedule will be more uniform across the board in 2013. Each club will play 19 games against divisional opponents. Those 19 games will be played in six series–three at home and three on the road. Each club will also play either six or seven games against non-divisional League opponents. Those games will be played in two series–one at home and one on the road.
The Brewers longest homestand of 2013 will be ten-games and will see the Brewers face National League Central Division foes: Cincinnati (September 13 – 15), Chicago (September 16 – 19) and St. Louis (September 20 – 22). The Brewers will also have a nine-game homestand against Pittsburgh (April 29 – May 1), St. Louis (May 2 – 5) and Texas (May 7 – 8).
The team will have one ten-game road trip during 2013 that will take place in Cincinnati (May 10 – 12), Pittsburgh (May 13 – 16) and St. Louis (May 17 – 19). Two nine-game road trips are also on the schedule. The first will take place in Miami (June 10 – 12), Cincinnati (June 14 – 16) and Houston (June 18 – 20) and the second will take place in San Francisco (August 5 – 8), Seattle (August 9 – 11) and Texas (August 13 – 14).
The Brewers will also play a pair of exhibition games at Miller Park against the Chicago White Sox. The two teams will meet Friday, March 29 at 7:10 p.m. and Saturday, March 30 at 1:10 p.m.
Weekday night games at Miller Park will start at 7:10 p.m. Weekday day games in April and May will start at 12:10 p.m. (except Memorial Day which is a 1:10 p.m. start) while all Sunday games and weekday day games in June – September will start at 1:10 p.m. Saturday home game times will be announced at a later date.
A reminder that all game dates and times are subject to change and road game times will be announced at a later date. Also, expect the Spring Training schedule to be released sometime in October.
Here is a calendar version of the Brewers 2013 schedule in a .PDF format: MB-2013 Schedule.