The Atlanta Braves' schedule for 2024 is set and the first month of the season is going to start out with a bang. 13 out of the Braves' first 30 games are against NL East division opponents, starting with a three-game set against the Philadelphia Phillies on Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park.
The first month also includes four games against the New York Mets and six against the Miami Marlins. Let's go month by month and look at what may be the matchups to look forward to.
Atlanta Braves 2024 Schedule Highlights
The Braves start the season on March 28th, so we will look at March and April combined. Having a total of 13 division games in the first month of the season provides a great opportunity to create some separation in the division race. While it is early in the season, all 162 games count. It can't go without saying that these are the most important games in the first month of 2024.
The most exciting series to look for during this month will be a three-game set in Houston against the Astros, followed by a home weekend series with the Texas Rangers who have had an exceptional start to the 2023 season.
Contrary to the first month of the season, will only have two division series in May, three games against the Mets and three against the Nationals. The series to highlight in May is the first weekend May 3rd-May 5th when the Braves travel to LA to visit their old friend Freddie Freeman and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
June of 2024 will be a fun month to watch some baseball. 16 of the Atlanta Braves' 26 games will be interleague play. They will play every team in the AL East, outside of the Toronto Blue Jays. With the Tampa Bay Rays surging, the Baltimore Orioles filled with young talent, on top of the Red Sox and Yankees consistently staying relevant, all of these matchups will provide endless entertainment.
Other than the All-Star Game (which may be considered a Braves game if they send 8 more players in 2024), Atlanta has a four-game series on the road against the New York Mets during the last weekend of July. As we have seen in years past, any four-game series against a division rival is crucial.
Looking at the Braves schedule for August, there is one particular series that stands out. The Braves will travel back to LA but this time to face the Angels. While the Angels may not be accomplishing their team's goals, anytime Shohei Ohtani (assuming he remains an Angel), Mike Trout, and Ronald Acuna Jr. are on the same field, a lot of people will be watching.
Yes, all 162 games matter, but once you get into September and October, you can feel how the pressure changes. Everyone is looking to accomplish the same thing, a chance to compete for a World Series title.
With that being said, all games in September/October are important for the Braves as 8 of them are against the NL East down the stretch. These games are in addition to the Toronto Blue Jays and the Los Angeles Dodgers coming to Atlanta.
While 2023 has yet to come to a close, it is never too early to look forward to more Atlanta Braves baseball.