Philadelphia Phillies release 2018 regular season schedule

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PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 05: Rich DiArengo sells programs before the Philadelphia Phillies game against the Atlanta Braves on April 5, 2009 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today's game is the opening of the 2009 major league baseball season. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 05: Rich DiArengo sells programs before the Philadelphia Phillies game against the Atlanta Braves on April 5, 2009 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today's game is the opening of the 2009 major league baseball season. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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The Philadelphia Phillies released their 2018 season schedule, and they start the season in Atlanta for a 3-game series at SunTrust Park.

The Phillies have released their 2018 season schedule, and it begins with a three-game series on the road against the Atlanta Braves starting March 29.

To start out the season, they will play the Braves for three games. Based on how the Phillies have played against the Braves this season, they should at least begin the season 1-0, if not 3-0.

We will see a lot of Braves early on in the season with nine games against them in April along with three more in May.

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The end of the season is heavy on divisional opponents as well, with 10 games against the Marlins and Mets each between August and September along with seven of the last 11 games of the year coming against the Braves.

After that season opener series, the team heads up to New York where they will face the Mets for another three-game series at Citi Field.

The home opener is on Thursday, April 5th at 3:05pm against the Miami Marlins. Then, they will have a off-day on Friday before continuing the three game series with the Marlins.

For the last two seasons, Philadelphia opened their season against the Cincinnati Reds and gotten demolished to start off the year.  This season, they play the Reds April 9-11 at home.

In interleague play, Philadelphia will face off against every team in the AL East. They play host to the Orioles, Red Sox, Yankees, and Blue Jays while facing the Rays, Orioles, Red Sox, and Blue Jays on the road.

All the gametimes for the home games have been set. However, the game times for the away games are still to be determined. Also, the 2018 promotional schedule has yet to be released.

Hopefully, the Phillies will get some good additions to the roster and have them in the opening day lineup. Maybe the Phillies will play above .500 next year, but that was predicted this year and they are way below the .500 mark and have no chance of making it there.

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On the up side, the 2018 season is only 198 days away! Start your countdown to the 2018 Opening Day!

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