The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball has released the 2015 schedule, with Opening Day set for Friday, April 24. The York Revolution will open at home that evening against the Long Island Ducks, the first of their 70 home games to begin the franchise’s ninth season in Downtown York. It will be the fifth time in the last six seasons the Revolution has opened the season at Santander Stadium.
The opening homestand will last six games; three against Long Island (April 24-26), followed by the first meeting of the 2015 “War Of The Roses” series against the Lancaster Barnstormers (April 27-29). York will first play at Lancaster in a single game on April 30.
The ALPB schedule will be unbalanced in 2015, with teams playing more games against their natural geographic rivals. York will take on Lancaster a total of 28 times, opposed to playing each club 20 times over 140 games. Southern Maryland (24), Somerset (21), Sugar Land (20), Camden (17), Long Island (16) and Bridgeport (14) are the breakdown of how often the Revolution will play the rest of the league.
York prevailed by a 13-7 count in the 2014 War of The Roses over the Atlantic League-champion Barnstormers, and lead the all-time series by a 84-72 count. The other home matchups against Lancaster are June 7-10, July 10-12 and August 9-12. The Revolution will travel across the Susquehanna River for games at Clipper Magazine Stadium May 5-7, June 19-22, July 17-19 and August 24-26 after they play in the Barnstormers’ home opener on April 30.
York’s two flight trips during the regular season will be for games May 15-18 and June 11-14 against the Sugar Land Skeeters, in the suburb of Houston, TX. After three consecutive years of ending the season in Sugar Land, the Revolution will wrap the 2015 regular season at home with seven games against Long Island (September 14-16) and the Somerset Patriots (September 17-20).
The Atlantic League All-Star Break is scheduled for July 6-9. The hosting city will be announced shortly.
The Revolution is coming off their fifth playoff appearance in eight seasons in 2014. For the second time in franchise history (2010), they won the Freedom Division first half title to qualify for the postseason, before being ousted by second half winner Sugar Land in the opening round. It also marked the fourth playoff appearance in the last five seasons for York.
The full 2015 York Revolution schedule is after the jump. Game times will be announced later this year, as the 2015 promotional schedule begins to take shape.
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