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Planning Your Life Around the 2017 Milwaukee Brewers Season

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For the next 182 days, you will be planning all of your activities around when the Brewers are playing.

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We are just one day away from the start of the 2017 regular season. For the next 182 days, your life will revolve around the Brewers schedule. Planning out your time for these six months will be critical, and this guide will help you plan out that schedule.

First of all, let’s take a look at the schedule by day of the week:

2017 Brewers Schedule by Day of Week

Day Morning Early Afternoon Late Afternoon Early Evening Late Evening Off Days Non-Televised
Day Morning Early Afternoon Late Afternoon Early Evening Late Evening Off Days Non-Televised
Monday 0 3 1 9 2 11 1
Tuesday 0 0 1 22 2 1 0
Wednesday 1 5 1 17 1 1 0
Thursday 2 6 1 10 0 7 7
Friday 0 2 0 22 2 0 0
Saturday 0 2 1 21 2 0 3
Sunday 0 24 2 0 0 0 0
Total 3 42 7 101 9 20 11

As usual, your best opportunities to do something are Monday and Thursday. Half of your nights will be free, and half of the afternoon games are not televised on Thursdays. The rest of the week is filled with games. Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday have the most evening games, and Sunday is almost exclusively afternoon games. In a small departure from recent years, not every Saturday game will be televised, giving you a few chances to get out on Saturday nights as well. Here are the 11 games that won’t be televised as of right now:

  • Thursday, April 6 vs. Rockies - 12:40 pm
  • Saturday, April 22 vs. Cardinals - 6:10 pm
  • Thursday, May 4 @ Cardinals - 12:45 pm
  • Thursday, May 18 @ Padres - 2:40 pm
  • Thursday, June 8 vs. Giants - 1:10 pm
  • Thursday, June 22 vs. Pirates - 1:10 pm
  • Saturday, July 1 vs. Marlins - 3:10 pm
  • Thursday, July 20 @ Pirates - 11:35 am
  • Thursday, August 3 vs. Cardinals - 1:10 pm
  • Monday, September 4 @ Reds - 12:10 pm
  • Saturday, September 30 @ Cardinals - 3:15 pm

Meanwhile, here’s the schedule by month:

2017 Brewers Schedule by Month

Month Home Away Off Days
Month Home Away Off Days
April 17 9 2
May 12 17 2
June 15 13 2
July 11 13 7
August 13 14 4
September 13 14 3
October 0 1 0

The schedule is front-loaded on the home games this season, with the most unbalanced months in April and May. Meanwhile, the off days are a little more plentiful in the second half of the season, which should help the team stay a little fresher as the season goes on.

In terms of streaks, here are the most notable ones. First of all, the Brewers trips to the west coast. Plan for some late nights on these days:

  • May 15-18 (@ Padres)
  • June 9-11 (@ Diamondbacks)
  • August 18-27 (@ Rockies, Giants, Dodgers)

Next up are the longest road trips. The Brewers have three streaks of at least nine road games in a row:

  • April 11-19 (Nine games)
  • July 17-27 (Ten games)
  • August 18-27 (Nine games)

In addition, the Brewers will have an extended streak away from Miller Park in the month of July. Between two road trips and the All-Star Break, the Brewers will only have three games at home (July 14-16) in a 22 day span from July 6 to July 27. Hopefully you get your fix of the Brewers at home in before then, to sustain you through that long stretch.

For extended home game stretches, there’s only one long home stand this season. There’s a ten-game homestand between April 20 and 30. Beyond that, there’s no homestand longer than seven games this season.

Finally, there’s the stretch of games in a row without a day off. As usual, the Brewers will have one 20-game stretch this season, occuring between May 23 and June 11. The Brewers also have stretch of 16 games in a row between April 11 and 26. After that, the longest stretches are 13 days in a row. Postponed games could change this, but it’s not too brutal on the team. Plus, with an extra four days built into the schedule starting next season, this will hopefully be the last time the Brewers will have to play 20 games in a row in a season.

One last piece of business to take care of. Here are the holidays for the Brewers this season. They will get three holidays at home this season, with two on the road:

  • Mother’s Day: May 14 vs. Mets
  • Memorial Day: May 29 @ Mets
  • Father’s Day: June 18 vs. Padres
  • Independence Day: July 4 vs. Orioles
  • Labor Day: September 4 @ Reds

That concludes this season’s look at the Brewers schedule. Hopefully that will help you plan out your life. Starting tomorrow, we’re in for 162 games in 182 days. Strap yourselves in for the long haul.