Opening Day for the 2015 season is a little more than three months away. It seems like just yesterday the KC Royals were in the postseason for the first time since 1985.
They are then a part of two more home openers. The first comes on Friday, April 10th in the first Royals road game of the 2015 season and it comes against the team they swept out of the postseason: the LA Angels. The Royals play three games against the Angels before heading to Minnesota for the Twins home opener on Monday, April 13th (where they play three games in four days).
The Royals play six games against the AL West, both series against the two teams they knocked out of the 2014 postseason. I already mentioned the Angels series. The Royals play Oakland for three games at the K, April 17-19 (a weekend series).
The opening month of the baseball season pits the Royals against their division foes 17 times: seven times against the White Sox (three at the K and four in Chicago), six times against the Twins (three at home and three on the road), and three times against Cleveland (all on the road from April 27-29). They finish out the month at home against Detroit (April 30-May 3).
After the Royals last day off in April (the 14th in Minnesota), they play 19 straight games before their next day off on May 4th (in between two home series). WHEW!
That is the Royals longest stretch without a day off during the 2015 season. Hopefully Mother Nature does not interfere because the Royals will then be losing much needed off days later in the season (or playing a ton of doubleheaders).
Click HERE to check out a calendar view for the month of April.
Tomorrow, I will take a look at the Royals May portion of their 2015 schedule.