The health and safety protocols have been agreed upon and Major League Baseball’s spring training and regular season are slated to begin on time, so the Milwaukee Brewers have announced their updated schedule for the coming summer. The original 162-game 2021 schedule was released last July but it always felt a little tentative given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As the other major sports figured out how to begin playing games with fans present, however, it seemed only natural that baseball would end up doing the same.
The Brewers open the season at home this year against the Twins on April 1st with a 1:10p start. They face the AL Central in interleague play this year, meaning series against the Royals, Tigers, White Sox, Cleveland in addition to Minnesota. Milwaukee has a ten-game roadtrip in August and a ten-game homestand in September. Particularly notable is a seemingly difficult slate of teams to finish out the season, with their final 16 games of the season coming against the Cubs (3), Cardinals (7), Mets (3), and Dodgers (3). The Brewers have two Fridays off during the first two weeks of the regular season, eight off-days on Thursdays, and ten days off on Mondays. The midsummer break is from July 12th-15th. The Brewers will conclude the season on Sunday, October 3rd in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.