Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Nats open 2011 at home vs. Braves

ATLANTA — The Nationals will host the Braves on Opening Day 2011, according to the schedule the club just released.

The Nats and Braves will meet on Thursday, March 31 as Major League Baseball moves its Opening Day up to a weekend series in an attempt to prevent the World Series from stretching into November.

Though the NL East is slated to face the AL West in interleague play, the Nats will face only the Mariners (at home) and Angels (on the road). Their other interleague series will be at the White Sox, plus the usual home-and-home Battle of the Beltways with the Orioles.

Here's the full 162-game schedule...

NATIONALS 2011 SCHEDULE
Home games in ALL CAPS, subject to change
MARCH 31 VS BRAVES
APRIL 2 VS BRAVES
APRIL 3 VS BRAVES
April 5 at Marlins
April 6 at Marlins
April 7 at Marlins
April 8 at Mets
April 9 at Mets
April 10 at Mets
APRIL 12 VS PHILLIES
APRIL 13 VS PHILLIES
APRIL 14 VS PHILLIES
APRIL 15 VS BREWERS
APRIL 16 VS BREWERS
APRIL 17 VS BREWERS
April 19 at Cardinals
April 20 at Cardinals
April 21 at Cardinals
April 22 at Pirates
April 23 at Pirates
April 24 at Pirates
APRIL 26 VS METS
APRIL 27 VS METS
APRIL 28 VS METS
APRIL 29 VS GIANTS
APRIL 30 VS GIANTS
MAY 1 VS GIANTS
MAY 2 VS GIANTS
May 3 at Phillies
May 4 at Phillies
May 5 at Phillies
May 6 at Marlins
May 7 at Marlins
May 8 at Marlins
May 10 at Braves
May 11 at Braves
May 12 at Braves
MAY 13 VS MARLINS
MAY 14 VS MARLINS
MAY 15 VS MARLINS
MAY 16 VS PIRATES
MAY 17 VS PIRATES
May 18 at Mets
May 19 at Mets
May 20 at Orioles
May 21 at Orioles
May 22 at Orioles
May 23 at Brewers
May 24 at Brewers
May 25 at Brewers
MAY 27 VS PADRES
MAY 28 VS PADRES
MAY 29 VS PADRES
MAY 30 VS PHILLIES
MAY 31 VS PHILLIES
JUNE 1 VS PHILLIES
June 2 at Diamondbacks
June 3 at Diamondbacks
June 4 at Diamondbacks
June 5 at Diamondbacks
June 6 at Giants
June 7 at Giants
June 8 at Giants
June 9 at Padres
June 10 at Padres
June 11 at Padres
June 12 at Padres
JUNE 14 VS CARDINALS
JUNE 15 VS CARDINALS
JUNE 16 VS CARDINALS
JUNE 17 VS ORIOLES
JUNE 18 VS ORIOLES
JUNE 19 VS ORIOLES
JUNE 21 VS MARINERS
JUNE 22 VS MARINERS
JUNE 23 VS MARINERS
June 24 at White Sox
June 25 at White Sox
June 26 at White Sox
June 27 at Angels
June 28 at Angels
June 29 at Angels
JULY 1 VS PIRATES
JULY 2 VS PIRATES
JULY 3 VS PIRATES
JULY 4 VS CUBS
JULY 5 VS CUBS
JULY 6 VS CUBS
JULY 7 VS CUBS
JULY 8 VS ROCKIES
JULY 9 VS ROCKIES
JULY 10 VS ROCKIES
July 12 All-Star Game at Arizona
July 15 at Braves
July 16 at Braves
July 17 at Braves
July 18 at Astros
July 19 at Astros
July 20 at Astros
July 22 at Dodgers
July 23 at Dodgers
July 24 at Dodgers
JULY 26 VS MARLINS
JULY 27 VS MARLINS
JULY 28 VS MARLINS
JULY 29 VS METS
JULY 30 VS METS
JULY 31 VS METS
AUG 1 VS BRAVES
AUG 2 VS BRAVES
AUG 3 VS BRAVES
Aug 4 at Rockies
Aug 5 at Rockies
Aug 6 at Rockies
Aug 7 at Rockies
Aug 8 at Cubs
Aug 9 at Cubs
Aug 10 at Cubs
Aug 12 at Phillies
Aug 13 at Phillies
Aug 14 at Phillies
AUG 16 VS REDS
AUG 17 VS REDS
AUG 18 VS REDS
AUG 19 VS PHILLIES
AUG 20 VS PHILLIES
AUG 21 VS PHILLIES
AUG 22 VS DIAMONDBACKS
AUG 23 VS DIAMONDBACKS
AUG 24 VS DIAMONDBACKS
AUG 25 VS DIAMONDBACKS
Aug 26 at Reds
Aug 27 at Reds
Aug 28 at Reds
Aug 30 at Braves
Aug 31 at Braves
Sept 1 at Braves
SEPT 2 VS METS
SEPT 3 VS METS
SEPT 4 VS METS
SEPT 5 VS DODGERS
SEPT 6 VS DODGERS
SEPT 7 VS DODGERS
SEPT 8 VS DODGERS
SEPT 9 VS ASTROS
SEPT 10 VS ASTROS
SEPT 11 VS ASTROS
Sept 12 at Mets
Sept 13 at Mets
Sept 14 at Mets
Sept 15 at Mets
SEPT 16 VS MARLINS
SEPT 17 VS MARLINS
SEPT 18 VS MARLINS
Sept 20 at Phillies
Sept 21 at Phillies
Sept 22 at Phillies
SEPT 23 VS BRAVES
SEPT 24 VS BRAVES
SEPT 25 VS BRAVES
Sept 26 at Marlins
Sept 27 at Marlins
Sept 28 at Marlins

12 comments:

Andrew said...

Won't have to worry about Braves fans being bus'd in so let's see if the home team can fill the house!

Anonymous said...

Has this already been addressed: are you in for another year of this, Mark? Sure hope so. Hope to see you in Florida next year also.

JaneB said...

How glad am I we don't start with the phillies fans? Thanks for posting this.

The Anti-Clint said...

Hmmm...there are some oddities in the schedule. Three series agains the Pirates? We face the White Sox again, but not the A's or Rangers? I thought next year was our year to play the AL West. I do like starting the season with a Thursday/weekend series (I wonder how ESPN feels about Sunday Night Baseball not being the official first game of the season), and I'm thrilled it's not the Phoolies we're facing. I think this is the first time, at least as far as I can remember, that we have the home opener, plus home games on Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. Good for MLB for finally getting some things right :)

BQ said...

Yaahoo!! I guessed it right. Mariners are coming down to DC next season. Can't wait to see the greatest hitter ever and the best right fielder in the history of the game in action against my Nationals. The only sad part is that June21-23 are Tuesday-Thursday. But I am going to try to go to all 3 games of that series. Can't miss on watching Ichiro.

And second to Anti-Clint's question, why aren't we facing an AL West team instead of White Sox?

Arlington Big Fish said...

What difference does it make which AL teams we face? We lose to them all ;-) (at least we did this year -- I think we had the worst interleague record in baseball)

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_for_Me said...

You know what's nice about this schedule (besides not hosting 20,000 Phillie Phreaks for our opener)?

We're home for all three major holidays:
Memorial Day against the Phils
July 4 against the Cubs
Labor Day against the Dodgers.

Oh, it's going to be heaven in 2011.

StanK, you can have your marketing people contact my people regarding the copyright to that slogan.

Bowdenball said...

Why are we playing the White Sox again? Is it some sort of weird scheduling quirk made necessary by the fact that the AL West only has four teams? If that's the case, why does the worst team in the NL East draw the White Sox instead of, say, the Royals or the Indians?

Steve M. said...

Bowdenball, great question. Bizarre although the Nats didn't do great against the Indians or the Royals....

We're home for all three major holidays:
Memorial Day against the Phils
July 4 against the Cubs
Labor Day against the Dodgers.


Is Fathers Day a Holiday too? Home on Sunday June 19th for Fathers Day. It is against the Orioles and the fact that it is Fathers Day and the Orioles should definitely be at capacity!

Section 311 said...

Most important date on the schedule is 3 April vs BRAVES. This is the day Teddy will win his first race.
My theory is Teddy is a front runner and will win his first race on the occasion of the Nationals being in first place alone at home. Some thing that has never happened since the races began :(
After taking the first two from the Braves and following the other NL East teams losing one of the opening games, we will have a one game lead at home that day and Teddy will win. Of course under ideal conditions this could happen a day earlier on 2 April, but it will be more dramatic on a Sunday afternoon!

Jimmy said...

Don't worry Riggleman will have Maxwell back on the bench before this game is over and, if not Friday. The only way he will start again is when and if Morgan finally gets his suspension!

LoveDaNats said...

Yay, I get to go to opening day now! No way was I doing a Phillies opener again.

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