Twenty Triple-A teams will launch on Tuesday, April 6, with another 10 Triple-A teams starting two days later on Thursday, April 8 and running through 142 games. (Interesting schedule quirk: the Minnesota Twins’ home opener is set for April 8, but the Twins’ new top affiliation opens at home April 6.) Double-A and both levels of A ball will play 120 games this season, including 60 home games. Every MiLB league will play through Sept. 19, and almost every series across MiLB will be a six-game series, with Mondays designated off-days. (We’re seeing some 12-game series pop up on the calendar, such as the schedule released by the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.) You will see plenty of regional play to cut down on travel: for instance, the Biloxi Shuckers (Double-A South) will play the Mississippi Braves and Pensacola Blue Wahoos over five series and 30 games each, mostly played over Aug. 3-Sept. 12.
Right now there is no MiLB postseason planned.
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