After agreeing to a 60 game schedule two weeks ago, we’re finally about to see what the Brewers schedule this season will look like.
We’re losing 102 Brewers games this year, which is extremely unfortunate, but we’re about to learn what the actual schedule is going to look like.
Last year, the 2020 Brewers schedule was announced and the Crew was going to have Opening Day at Miller Park against the division rival Chicago Cubs.
According to reports, the Brewers will still open their season against the Cubs, but this time, they’ll be heading down to Wrigley Field.
The Brewers will have 10 games against each of their division opponents this year and the Cubs are first on the docket.
It’s not entirely surprising to see this be the first series of the season. MLB had this matchup for Opening Day to begin with and with the league trying to generate excitement for the season, having some rivalry matchups to start off isn’t a bad idea.
This may prove to be one of the few times the Brewers will actually end up facing Jon Lester on the mound for the Cubs. Over the past few years, the Brewers have oddly missed out on facing Lester in most series while seeing Jose Quintana and Kyle Hendricks. Brandon Woodruff is likely to be the Opening Day starter against the Cubs, although Craig Counsell has yet to officially announce that.
Over the last two years, the Brewers have gotten the best of the Cubs, finishing ahead of them in division standings each time, including a Game 163 victory in 2018. Manager Joe Maddon left the team and went to the Angels and the Cubs brought in fan favorite David Ross to be the new manager. We’ll see if that change will bring out the best of the immensely talented Cubs roster.
These two teams are so closely matched, that the intrigue surrounding games between these two should be massive. What the Brewers lack in star power beyond Christian Yelich, they make up for with immense depth and team chemistry. The Cubs have underachieved given their roster talent the last few years, and they’re looking to buck that trend in 2020.
The rest of the Brewers schedule will be released later on Monday, at 5 P.M. Central Time, and we’ll see how the rest of the opponents will line up for the 60 games the Brewers are going to try to play this year.