Atlanta Braves, MLB announce 2015 schedule


While the Atlanta Braves are fighting for a playoff spot, fans can already look forward to next year’s slate of games, which the Braves – along with Major League Baseball – announced earlier today.

The Braves will start the 2015 year in Miami with a three-game series against the Marlins, which is tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, April 6th. I say that with some hesitation because the season itself will get underway the previous Sunday night on Sunday Night Baseball, but the matchup is not yet known, so the Braves could be showcased in that.

In the first month of the year, Atlanta will play everyone in the division at least once – the Marlins both at home and away, the opening home stand will open with the Mets, the first true road trip from the 21st-26th to the Mets and Phillies, and the Nats come to Turner Field the final full week of the month. Sprinkled in there is an interleague trip to Toronto, and the final date of April will begin a four game home series with Cincinnati.

Speaking of interleague play, the Braves will play the aforementioned Blue Jays, Rays, Orioles and Red Sox on the road, and will host the Jays, Rays, Sox and Yankees. Boston and Atlanta will once again play a split home-and-home four game set, this time in the middle of June.

The season will end nicely for the Braves, and their fans, with a pair of heated rivals – the Nationals (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) and Cardinals (Oct. 2-4) in a pair of two game series.

The Braves have two 10-game home stretches, one in late April-early May (April 27-May 6 vs. the Nationals, Reds and Phillies) and again from September 10-20 (Mets, Blue Jays, Phillies). The preceding home stand will be a nine game one, from August 24-Sept. 2 (Rockies, Yankees, Marlins).

It’s still to be seen exactly how tough each month will be, but upon first look, there truly isn’t an easy stretch. It’ll be a nice balance throughout the year, and if the team can put any sort of consistency together, it should be a fun one.