Tigers 2008 Home Schedule

This is kind of odd, but the Tigers have released the home portion of the schedule. I’m not sure why the away portion wouldn’t be released, because it must be know right? In any case, here’s what I see looking quickly:

  • The Tigers have Boston and New York in back to back series in early May.
  • There is a 2 game homestand which just seems like more MLB schedule making magic at work.
  • The homestand of the year might be a 10 gamer in June that features 4 against Cleveland and finishes with 3 against the LA Dodgers.
  • The other NL teams to come to town are the St. Louis Cardinals (for the 3rd year in a row) and the Colorado Rockies.
  • The last homestand of the year could be favorable with 3 against the Royals (although I think they will be better next year, like 3rd place maybe) and then 4 against the Devil Rays.
  • The only non-AL Central team to come to town twice is the LA-Anaheim-California Angels who come in April and September.
  • Between August 8th and September 10th the Tigers play 22 games at home. During that time span they only head on the road for what looks like one six game trip, and one three game trip.

The full home schedule after the jump…
UPDATE: I updated it to include road series at San Diego and Arizona
UPDATE 2: Now includes road series against the Royals and confirmed dates for San Francisco
UPDATE 3: White Sox and Rangers road trips included and August homestand against Toronto and Baltimore has been changed.
UPDATE 4: Added Mariners road trips
UPDATE 5: Added Blue Jays road trip
UPDATE 6: Added Devil Rays road trip
UPDATE 7: Added April road series against the Red Sox
UPDATE 8: Added Twins road trips

March 31, Kansas City, 1:05
April 2, Kansas City, 1:05
April 3, Kansas City, 1:05
April 4, Chicago, 1:05
April 5, Chicago, 1:05
April 6, Chicago, 1:05
April 8-10 @ Boston
April 11-13 @ Chicago
April 14, Minnesota, 7:05
April 15, Minnesota, 7:05
April 16-17 @ Cleveland
April 18-21 @Toronto
April 22, Texas, 7:05
April 23, Texas, 7:05
April 24, Texas, 1:05
April 25, Los Angeles, 7:05
April 26, Los Angeles, 1:05
April 27, Los Angeles, 1:05

May 2-4 @ Minnesota
May 5, Boston, 7:05
May 6, Boston, 7:05
May 7, Boston, 7:05
May 8, New York, 7:05
May 9, New York, 7:05
May 10, New York, 7:05
May 11, New York, 1:05
May 12-14 @ Kansas City
May 16-18 @ Arizona
May 20, Seattle, 7:05
May 21, Seattle, 7:05
May 22, Seattle, 1:05
May 23, Minnesota, 7:05
May 24, Minnesota, 7:05
May 25, Minnesota, 1:05
May 26-28 @ Angels
May 30-June 1 @ Seattle

June 6, Cleveland, 7:05
June 7, Cleveland, 7:05
June 8, Cleveland, 1:05
June 9, Cleveland, 7:05
June 10, Chicago, 7:05
June 11, Chicago, 7:05
June 12, Chicago, 1:05
June 13, LA Dodgers, 7:05
June 14, LA Dodgers, 7:05
June 15, LA Dodgers, 1:05
June 16-18 @ San Francisco Giants
June 20-22 @ San Diego Padres
June 24, St. Louis, 7:05
June 25, St. Louis, TBD
June 26, St. Louis, 1:05
June 27, Colorado, 7:05
June 28, Colorado, 7:05
June 29, Colorado, 1:05

June 30-July 2 @ Minnesota
July 3-6 @ Seattle
July 8, Cleveland, 7:05
July 9, Cleveland, 7:05
July 10, Minnesota, 1:05
July 11, Minnesota, 7:05
July 12, Minnesota, 7:05
July 13, Minnesota, 1:05
July 21-23 @Kansas City
July 25, Chicago, 7:05
July 26, Chicago, 7:05
July 27, Chicago, 1:05
July 28-31 @ Cleveland

August 1-3 @ Tampa
August 5-7 @ Chicago
August 8, Oakland, 7:05
August 9, Oakland, 7:05
August 10, Oakland, 1:05
August 11, Toronto, 7:05
August 12, Toronto, 7:05
August 13, Toronto, 7:05
August 14, Toronto
August 15, Baltimore, 7:05
August 16, Baltimore, 7:05
August 17, Baltimore, 1:05
August 18-20 @ Texas ???
August 22-24 @Kansas City
August 26, Cleveland, 7:05
August 27, Cleveland, 7:05
August 28, Cleveland, 1:05
August 29, Kansas City, 7:05
August 30, Kansas City, 7:05
August 31, Kansas City, 1:05

September 2, Los Angeles, 7:05
September 3, Los Angeles, 7:05
September 4, Los Angeles, 1:05
September 5-7 @ Minnesota
September 8, Oakland, 7:05
September 9, Oakland, 7:05
September 10, Oakland, 7:05
September 12-14 @ Chicago
September 15-17 @ Texas

September 19-21 @ Cleveland
September 22, Kansas City, 7:05
September 23, Kansas City, 7:05
September 24, Kansas City, 7:05
September 25, Tampa Bay, 1:05
September 26, Tampa Bay, 7:05
September 27, Tampa Bay, 7:05
September 28, Tampa Bay, 1:05

8 Comments

  1. grant

    September 21, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    June 10-12. Sox or Cubs?

  2. billfer

    September 21, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    White Sox

  3. Anthony

    September 21, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    With all those home games immediately after the all-star break it will be hard for them to tank for the third year in a row…..won’t it? (still a little mad about the 2nd half performance this year)

  4. tiff

    September 21, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    Why do they play March 31st at home, and then April 2nd, but not April 1st (against the same team)? Am I reading that wrong, I thought home opener was April 4th. I already took that day off work :)

  5. cib

    September 21, 2007 at 4:19 pm

    Apr 1 is an alternate opening day in case there’s a blizzard on March 31.

    Remember this year they played April 2 which was reasonable, then the 4th was ridiculous, snowing, and the 5th was called off (the postponed Toronto game that was played last Monday).

    I’ve got my blanket all ready in the trunk of my car!!

  6. David

    September 21, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    Billfer you forgot we play Oakland at home 2x also including the Angels.

    9games home and road against each Central team.

    3-4 games home and road against each East team. This year the 4 gamers look to be NY, Balt and TB

    b/c there are only 4 West teams you play an extra series against two at home and an extrat 2 on the road.

    Also the home portion of the last month looks to be not too bad.

    Also a reminder to everyone out there, the Twins look to have a rotation of

    1) Santana
    2) Liriano
    3) Garza
    4) Baker
    5) Silva/Bonser/Slowey

    Also to all of you esp. going to the games, don’t give up just yet, there are still 9 games and if you’ve ever studied baseball history you know improbable comebacks are not uncommon.

    Hopefully this off-day will be just the thing we need to get out of the Blake funk.

    And hopefully the Yanks have problems with Halladay, Burnett, McGowan, Marcum, Hammel and Kazmir.

    or the Sox/Indians completely fall apart, although the former is much more likely.

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  8. Jason

    October 23, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    March 31st? Ouch.

    There should be a rule. “No games in Detroit before April 15th”. Or at least the 10th. Seriously, how hard is it to go to a domed stadium, or Tampa Bay, or Texas, or … SOMEWHERE warmer for a couple weeks?

    @tiff: they nearly always schedule a day off after Opening day. As cib says, a blizzard is a high probability that early in the year.