Major League Baseball canceled the first two series of the 2022 season after their first self-imposed deadline passed following the first failed late-night collective bargaining session.
This meant the Phillies would be missing their original Opening Day game on the road against the Houston Astros, followed by their first trip to our Nation’s Capital to play their division rival Washington Nationals.
After another late night collective bargaining session and another passed deadline with no deal in place, MLB canceled another round of games.
This meant the Phillies were losing their first homestand of the season as well. Their home-opening series against the Oakland Athletics, along with their first look at the New York Mets were no more.
Phillies Schedule Round-Up
With the agreeing and ratifying of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on Thursday, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that clubs will be playing a full 162 game season in 2022.
For the Phillies, Opening Day is now, once again, April 8th against Oakland. The second cancellations imposed by Major League Baseball are now back on.
Leading up to the All-star break, the red pinstripes will have some tough, yet big, series. These begin with a mid-May West Coast road trip to play the Mariners, Dodgers, and Padres, only to have LA and San Diego come to Philadelphia immediately after. Another series that stands out is Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, and the LA Angels coming to South Philly from June 3-6.
During the latter half of the season, the Phillies’ schedule lightens up a bit in terms of unique opponents. Much of their opposition turns into divisional and National League rivals. To wrap up the season, they take a quick, two-series road trip to face the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals.
For the games that were originally scheduled for March 31 through April 6, they are going to be rescheduled at a later date. You can check out the full schedule here.
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