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MLB Schedule 2023: TBS Playoff Dates and Times for the First Half of the Season | News, results, highlights, stats and rumours

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TBS unveiled the national broadcast game schedule for the first half of the 2023 Major League Baseball season just two months before Opening Day.

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The network’s coverage will begin with a game between the National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies and 2022 American League MVP Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 4.

The halftime schedule includes 13 games, including a double game on June 20 in which the Phillies host the Atlanta Braves followed by a showdown between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels.

Here is the full schedule MLB on TBS From April to June:

  • April 4: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees
  • April 11: San Diego Padres at New York Mets
  • April 18: New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers (10 p.m. ET)
  • May 2: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
  • May 9: Boston Red Sox at Atlanta Braves
  • May 16: Chicago Cubs at Houston Astros (8 p.m. ET).
  • May 23: Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves
  • May 30: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets
  • June 6: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
  • June 13: New York Yankees at New York Mets
  • June 20: Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (6:30 p.m. ET)
  • June 20: Los Angeles Dodgers at Los Angeles Angels (10 p.m. ET)
  • June 27: Houston Astros at St. Louis Cardinals (7:30 p.m. ET)

All games begin at 7 PM ET unless otherwise noted

The schedule includes two Premier League playoff games, starting with the San Diego Padres returning to Citi Field to take on the New York Mets on April 11.

New York’s hopes for a deep playoff run after a 101-win regular season came to an abrupt end when the Padres won the NL Wild Card Series in three games. Joe Musgrove sent the Mets home in the deciding Game 3 by allowing one hit over seven innings.

The Mets reloaded this season by signing AL Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander to replace Jacob deGrom. They also brought in Kodai Senga and José Quintana to fill out the starting rotation.

Given how star-struck Steve Cohen has added to the Mets roster, it’s no surprise to see them make major appearances on the national stage. They play in five of the 13 games on the TBS schedule before the All-Star break.

Another rematch is the NL East rivalry between the Phillies and Braves at Citizens Bank Park on June 20.

After eliminating the NL Central champion St. Louis Cardinals in the Wild Card Series, the Phillies ended the Braves’ hopes of repeating as World Series champions in the NL Division Series.

June 13 will highlight the subway series between the Yankees and Mets in Queens. The two teams shared four matches last season, with each winning twice at home.

Three of the four division rivalries include the NL East. The only non-NL East game is May 2 when the Toronto Blue Jays play the Boston Red Sox.

Expectations are high for the Blue Jays who made the playoffs last season. They brought back most of the key contributors from the 2022 roster and added Chris Bassett to their rotation in free agency.

The Red Sox didn’t give their fans much to cheer about this offseason finishing last in the East, though Rafael Devers 11 years old, $331 million The extension relieved some of the frustration.

Boston has a lot of upside if it gets things right. Pitcher Chris Sale enters a healthy season for the first time since 2019. Outfielder Masataka Yoshida, who was a four-time All-Star in Nippon Professional Baseball, joins the lineup after signing Five years, $90 million Deal in December.

The World Series champion Houston Astros will have two games against the rival NL Central. They host the new-look Chicago Cubs, who brought on Dansby Swanson, Cody Bellinger, and Jameson Taillon, on May 16.

In the final game on TBS of the first half, the Astros travel to Busch Stadium for a game with the Cardinals. This will be the first time the two teams have met since 2019.

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