We can complain that this is not really fair, but we all know that the schedule evens out over the 162 game marathon they each play. It's a tough road ahead, but at least they’ll face some weak opponents, right? Au contraire my friend. Here goes:
|Phillie manager Gabe Kapler (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)|
This initial series will be followed by three games at East Division leading Philadelphia, where former Dodger Director of Player Development, Gabe Kapler, has the young Phils playing their best baseball in years. And just when you think the Dodgers would catch a break, they Dodgers fly into Atlanta for four games against a Braves club that is 1/2 game behind the Phillies. They don't call it Hotlanta for nothing too. Humidity in Georgia is expected to be aroung 80%.
The team returns home for a short stretch against the Brewers again for three and then the 2017 World Series rematch against the Astros, another three game series. The Houston series is bound to receive a nationally televised game and inevitable national attention as well.
2) There is the opportunity to make a statement.
Let’s hope for the latter.