Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday that 2019 schedules for all 30 teams have been released to the public, so I thought I would go ahead and preview what the Red Sox will be up against next year. Let’s get to it.
First off, the season will once again start relatively early, as Opening Day is set for March 28th with all 30 teams playing on that Thursday.
To open up the 2019 campaign, the Red Sox will head west for 11 games between Seattle, Oakland, and Arizona.
For Boston, it will be their first trip to Chase Field since 2007.
Opening Day at Fenway Park is scheduled for April 9th in the first of a quick two-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays with an off day in between.
Other highlights include:
A Patriots’ Day matchup between the Baltimore Orioles on April 15th
A two-game series on the road against the New York Yankees in April
Hosting the Colorado Rockies for two games at home in May
A stretch of six games against the Houston Astros in 10 days later in May
10 straight games against the Astros, Cleveland Indians (Memorial Day), and Yankees in May/June
Two “home” games against the Yankees in London, England in late June
July 4th matchup in Toronto in the finale of a three-game series against the Blue Jays
90th MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field in Cleveland on July 9th
A three-game weekend series at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers to open up the second half of the season
First series between the Yankees and Red Sox at Fenway Park is a four-gamer in late July
Last trip to Yankee Stadium takes place on the first weekend of August
Two-game interleague series at home against the Philadelphia Phillies from August 20-21
Eight-game, 11-day road trip in San Diego, Colorado, and Anaheim to end August and head into September
Last series between the Yankees and Red Sox at Fenway Park is another four-gamer in early September
Three-game home series against the San Francisco Giants from September 17-19
Three-game weekend series against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park to wrap up the 2019 season on September 29th.
So there you have it. The schedule for next season is set, but the Red Sox have some work to do to close out this 2018 season first.
Link to full 2019 schedule: https://www.mlb.com/redsox/schedule/2019-03