Phillies 2023 schedule: Top 5 road trips, home series for fans originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Phillies are still in contention for a postseason spot, but the team announced Wednesday until 2023 – and this is a fool.
The Phils will play every team in Major League Baseball next year, home or away, which means if you want to see your favorite guys take on a team from around the league… you can! You might just have to travel a bit.
But that’s the beautiful part of baseball: seeing other parks, turning games into trips to other cities around the country, and truly enjoying the summer pastime.
So, I’ve taken a look at the Phillies’ 2023 schedule and found the road trips outside of Philly that you should make, as well as the home series that you definitely don’t want to miss. I am sure that there will be no resistance to this choice.
May 1-3 @ Dodgers
It seems simple. You can travel to sunny Los Angeles, catch a game or two at the famous Dodger Stadium, enjoy the warm weather at a time when Philly is still too lively for my taste, and watch one of the best collections of baseball talent in all of the world. sports in the Dodgers. Oh, and if Trea Turner becomes a Philly next season, you can rub it in the faces of Dodgers fans.
May 15-17 @ Giants
Oracle Park seems to be one of the coolest places to play a Major League Baseball game. Depending on how you felt about him, you could either say hello to Gabe Kapler or say hello. And once you’re there, San Francisco is surrounded by great food and beautiful natural scenery. What a perfect trip. To be honest, it coincides with my birthday and my fiancee has always wanted to see a game at Oracle so I could see you there.
June 27-29 @ Cubs
I’ve heard so many people wax poetic about Chicago in the summer, talking about how it’s the perfect summer city, so late June sounds like the absolute perfect time to visit this Midwestern gem. The Cubs aren’t much to write home about these days, but Wrigley is Wrigley, plus Seiya Suzuki is an interesting player. And a good Italian beef or Chicago hot dog sounds awesome at a ball game.
Sept. 4-6 @ Padres
A rare combination of a great team, a great ballpark and a great destination. The Padres will be fully loaded next year. Petco Park is widely regarded as a top-tier place to enjoy a baseball game. And everything I’ve ever heard about the city – great beer, great weather, great tacos! – makes me want to get on the first plane to San Diego International immediately and possibly never come back.
September 18-20 @ Braves
There’s nothing like beating a division rival on the road when the games mean anything, and I have a feeling both teams will be fighting for a playoff spot come late September. Also, even though the Braves no longer play in Atlanta, the city of Atlanta is a great place to spend a few days. The people are wonderful and the sights, sounds and food are equally wonderful. Enjoy yourself.
BONUS: Aug. 20 vs. Nationals in Williamsport, PA
Next year, the Phils will travel to Williamsport, Pa. to face the Nats in the 2023 MLB Classic. Today is Sunday, which means you can make a weekend of it by heading to the center of youth baseball during its annual peak. and play some extremely unique baseball right here in the Keystone State — and still consider it a trip. A win-win option.
May 9-10 vs. Blue Jays
The Blue Jays are one of the tightest young teams in baseball, almost always guaranteed to make an appearance. So when they come to town, it’s just a no-brainer to go watch guys like Vlady and Teoscar light up the CBP.
July 14-16 vs. Padres
More Padres? More Padres. They will be the most talked about team in baseball next season and they will come to Philly to play four (4!) games in three days. Spend a sun-drenched Saturday enjoying 18 innings of action.
July 24-26 vs. Orioles
In case you missed it, Orioles suddenly became incredibly fun. They have young talent (Audley Rutschman, Cedric Mullins) and an undeniable atmosphere around their team. If they keep it up next year, you won’t want to miss MLB’s next big thing.
Aug. 28-30 against the Angels
Ah, angels. Baseball’s most confusing franchise. Overall, this is a rudderless team, but they still have mega-stars Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani (for now), plus it’s going to be Mickey Maniac’s revenge streak! (Okay, probably not.)
Sept. 21-24 vs. Metz
A late-season series against the Phillies’ most hated division rivals, a four-day battle royal for NL East supremacy in South Philly as summer winds down and postseason baseball beckons? I don’t think I need to sell this one.