The Oakland Athletics schedule for the 2020 season has officially been released.
As we already knew, the A’s will play all of their games entirely on the West Coast with 40 of their 60 games coming against AL West foes. They will meet each of their AL West opponents a total of 10 times.
Meanwhile, the remainder of their 20 games will come against NL West foes including their crosstown rivals, the San Francisco Giants. They will meet the Giants for two different three-game series for a total of six games overall.
Aside from the 10 games they’ll play against each AL West opponent, they will play the Giants more than any other team — a cool nod to the “Bay Bridge Series.”
They will have a four-game series against both the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies while they will meet the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres for a three-game series apiece.
The A’s will kick off their season starting on July 24 at 7:10 p.m PT against the Los Angeles Angels in a four-game series to begin the year. They will then finish their season with a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners concluding on September 27th.
The Oakland Athletics schedule in 2020 is certainly unique.
Below is a look at the complete slate of games for the 2020 season.
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The shortened 60-game schedule will certainly be an odd thing to get used to with the season essentially running for just two months. The 2020 season will run through the summer and into the fall with the regular season concluding in late September.
If the A’s were to qualify for the postseason, they would play into October making it so that the playoffs are at least expected to take place around the same time as usual.
It’s difficult to project how the upcoming season will actually turn out. The A’s are once again hopeful that they could compete for a championship this season, although the shortened season has certainly leveled the playing field.
But Oakland has the talent to compete — they just need to avoid getting off to any bad starts. They need to find their groove early and get off to a fast start.
And if they could do that, the A’s should have no problem returning to the postseason in 2020.