Orioles release 2021 schedule & Battery’s predictions

Finally, it is here! The 2021 schedule for the Orioles has been released. This 2021 season kicks off in Boston with a 2:10p.m. EST game Thursday, April 1.

There’s a couple things here to take note of. The first that caught my eye is the month of April. Three series against AL West opponents, with seven against the Mariners and Rangers that should be very winnable.

Secondly, the Orioles have 46 of their 81 road games before the All-Star Break in July. In terms of COVID-19 and whether fans will be in the stands, having more home games later may work out when there’s a higher chance of fan attendance.

Next, we get to see a lot of good teams this year. Playing the NL East has us slated for 11 games against teams who have made the postseason the last two years or are expected to this year. The other three are against the Phillies in September. This also includes 74 games against teams who made the playoffs in the AL last season.

Lastly, we see the Yankees early and often yet again, as 10 of our 19 meetings against the Evil Empire come within the first two months and not again until after the All-Star Break.

Here are our writer’s record predictions for the upcoming season:

Justin Sutphin: 67-95, 5th in the AL East

Jared Watson: 65-97, 5th in the AL East

Davis Carbaugh: 60-102, 5th in the AL East

Leroy Travers: 70-92, 5th in the AL East

What are your thoughts on the Orioles’ 2021 schedule? What’s your record prediction? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to follow The Baltimore Battery on the web and on Facebook and Twitter!

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