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The Nats' 2010 Schedule

It was released on Tuesday -- the 2010 MLB schedule. I've already spent the last 15 minutes scanning Washington's slate, letting my mind roll. When will Stephen Strasburg make his debut? How many Phillies fans will be at Nats Park for the home opener? What will the team's record be as it finishes the first half with a 10-game homestand? And what about that big September series against the Pirates!? Who's already booked their hotel rooms in P'burg?

Anyway, have a look here at the schedule.

Among the highlights:

* The Nationals open the season with a three-game homestand against Philadelphia. Opening Day is April 5.

* The first nine games of the year are against the NL East.

* The team travels to Chicago -- best road trip of the year -- for a three-game series against the Cubs, April 26-28. So yes, it'll be windy.

* The Orioles come to town May 21-23, a weekend of epic, rivalrous spite.

* For interleague play, the Nats get the AL Central. Three in Cleveland (June 11-13), three in Detroit (June 15-17), three at home against the White Sox (June 18-20), three at home against the Royals (June 21-23).

* Washington finishes the first half with a 10-game homestand.

* It begins the second half with a 10-game road trip.

* The last series of the year is Oct. 1-3, in Citi Field.

By Chico Harlan  |  September 15, 2009; 3:37 PM ET
 
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Comments

Maybe Barack will make his way to NatsTown next June.

Posted by: leetee1955 | September 15, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Maybe everyone will be wearing vibram 5 fingers by then.

Posted by: periculum | September 15, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Note to self: stock in vibram five fingers.

Posted by: periculum | September 15, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Lovely. Another OD wading thru the Philly filth. Red Sox not available Stan?

Posted by: pwilly | September 15, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

AL Central in interleague and no trip to Target Field?

I know, I know. I've already been spoiled enough. But a boy can dream.

Posted by: JohninMpls | September 15, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Good little road trip for anyone interested would be Cleveland and Detroit. The drive between the two is not too bad. Weekend in Cleveland, Monday drive to Detroit/Winsor for some gambling, then a few games at the Tigers park.

Posted by: Batboy05 | September 15, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

They don't seem to play the Twins at all, JinM ... don't seem right to this native Washingtonian.

Posted by: diogenes_quixote | September 15, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I am going to Target Field next year, though - but I'll probably wait until summer. That starts in mid-July, right :)?

Posted by: diogenes_quixote | September 15, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Chico, the Pittsburgh series is Labor Day weekend so that actually could be a fun little roadtrip to a beautiful ballpark in a city with a surprising amount of stuff to do.

Posted by: greggwiggins | September 15, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

"They don't seem to play the Twins at all, JinM ... don't seem right to this native Washingtonian."

"Posted by: diogenes_quixote | September 15, 2009"

DITTO!

Posted by: periculum | September 15, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Now, Phoenix in August on the other hand.

Posted by: greggwiggins | September 15, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

The good thing about the tentative schedule is that the Nats play on the three big holidays. They are in Houston on Memorial Day and host the Mets both on Independence Day and Labor Day.

Posted by: leetee1955 | September 15, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Better buy your tickets for the Royals series ASAP. Those will be gone in no time.

Posted by: slewis1 | September 15, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

> Lovely. Another OD wading thru the Philly filth. Red Sox not available Stan?

Red Sox are playing here for the last exhibition game right before the season starts. Will Red Sox Nation pay over face value for an exhibition game? We shall find out.

Posted by: nunof1 | September 15, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

CF MAXWELL
SS GUZMAN
3B ZIMMERMAN
1B DUNN
LF WILLINGHAM
RF DUKES
C BARD
2B GONZALEZ
P MOCK

SS ROLLINS
CF VICTORINO
2B UTLEY
1B HOWARD
LF IBANEZ
RF WERTH
3B FELIZ
C RUIZ
P LEE

Posted by: mattw418 | September 15, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Do they make those footies with steel toes?

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | September 15, 2009 5:19 PM | Report abuse

nice little stretch in August-September -- 22 games in 23 days. They're going to need Livo.

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | September 15, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Like that 10 game home stand before the break, maybe we could roll in with some momentum.

Posted by: Imjustlikemusiq | September 15, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

The dates are nice and all, but what I really care about is the TIMES. Nothing beats a "businessman's special" on a Thursday afternoon getaway game.

Posted by: kevinx | September 15, 2009 6:08 PM | Report abuse

new post, same old rain.

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | September 15, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Better buy your tickets for the Royals series ASAP. Those will be gone in no time.

Posted by: slewis1 | September 15, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

I'm looking forward to this one. KC is one of the few MLB teams I've never seen.

Posted by: thegraneys | September 15, 2009 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Couldn't mlb find a team whos fans don't travel well to come to D.C.s opener. Perhaps this will put a charge in the marketing to get more home folks to the teams opener. I certainly hope so, argh.

Posted by: cokedispatch | September 15, 2009 6:58 PM | Report abuse

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