Padres to open season July 24 against Diamondbacks at Petco Park
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Padres will open the coronavirus- delayed season July 24 against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park, Major League Baseball announced Monday.
The Padres 60-game schedule consists of 40 games against National League West teams and 20 against American League West teams. The interleague games at Petco Park will be Aug. 19-20 against the Texas Rangers, Aug. 21-23, Houston Astros, Aug. 25-27 against the Seattle Mariners and Sept. 22-23 against the Los Angeles Angels, the final games of the season at Petco Park.
Major League Baseball plans to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Aug. 28, the date of the March on Washington in 1963, as well as the date in 1945 when Brooklyn Dodgers President Branch Rickey met with Robinson to discuss his future in MLB.
The new date is representative of both Robinson’s journey to break the color barrier and his life as a civil rights activist. Jackie Robinson Day is customarily celebrated on April 15, the anniversary of his breaking MLB’s color line in 1947.
The Padres will play the Colorado Rockies in Denver on Aug. 28.