The schedules for MLB teams for the 60-game 2020 season have been released. Opening Day for the league is July 23, and the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs will open things up at Wrigley Field on July 24.
Here is the Brewers 2020 regular season schedule. pic.twitter.com/Zo8gGXKXe9— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 6, 2020
Of the 60 games played by the Brewers, 40 will be against National League Central opponents. The other 20 games will be against American League Central opponents. The first six games for the Brew Crew will be on the road with a 3-game series at Wrigley and a 3-game series in Pittsburgh. The first home game will be on July 31 with the Cardinals coming to town for three.
The Brewers will face the Cubs, Cardinals, Pirates, and Reds 10 times. The Cardinals will come to Milwaukee twice for two 3-game series while the Brewers will only go to St. Louis once for the final four games of the regular season. The Pittsburgh Pirates come to Milwaukee for one 4-game series at the end of August, while the Brewers head Pittsburgh for a pair of 3-game series. Milwaukee will play 7 of its 10 games against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park, and the Brew Crew will have to play 7 of its 10 games against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Games against American League Central clubs come in one of three ways. The Brewers will play two games at home and two games away against both the White Sox and the Tigers. The Brewers will face the Minnesota Twins six times with one 3-game series occurring at Miller Park and the other at Target Field. The Brewers only see the Kansas City Royals for one 3-game series at Miller Park in September.
The schedule is certainly uneven. Whether there are advantages for some teams and disadvantages for other teams is an open question. Whatever advantages or disadvantages may be had for the Brewers with this schedule will be debated ad nauseam, I’m sure. The biggest disadvantage I see for the Brew Crew is they start the season on the road for six and end the season on the road for seven.
With only 60 games to play it is imperative for the Brewers to get off to a good start. It will also be very important to finish well. The schedulers were not kind to Milwaukee putting the team on the road to start and end the season.