Texas Rangers: Looking at 2019 and the Final Year In Globe Life Park

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 17: Jose Leclerc #62 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by Isiah Kiner-Falefa #9 for closing out the game for the win against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 17, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 17: Jose Leclerc #62 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by Isiah Kiner-Falefa #9 for closing out the game for the win against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 17, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images) /
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The Texas Rangers released their 2019 schedule which gave us a chance to look at the final year’s opponents inside Globe Life Park.

The Texas Rangers and MLB released the schedule for the 2019 season. Texas, who will be in the midst of a rebuild that they embarked on this season. Next year will also mark the final one inside Globe Life Park before the opening of Globe Life Field in 2020.

Opening Day

The Texas Rangers will open up the 2019 season at home. The final Opening Day in Globe Life Park will see the Chicago Cubs head to Arlington starting off the season in an inter-league matchup. The Cubs, currently 71-53, will be coming off likely a deep postseason run and could feature not one, but two former Texas Rangers aces in Yu Darvish and Cole Hamels.

No doubt, Opening Day will be a big event considering the circumstances and bringing in a nationally recognized team like the Cubs will give Texas the chance to get some exposure as they get ready for a new chapter in the organization.

Games Per Month

March – 3 (3 home)

April – 26 (13 home, 13 away)

May – 27 (12 home, 15 away)

June – 28 (15 home, 13 away)

July – 25 (12 home, 13 away)

August – 28 (13 home, 15 away)

September – 25 (13 home, 12 away)

Longest Stretch

Total Games: 20 (June 4th – June 23rd)

Homestand: 9 (April 12th – April 21st)

Road Trip: 10 (July 19th – July 28th)

Inter-League Opponents

Home

Chicago Cubs: March 28th – March 31st

Pittsburgh Pirates: April 30th – May 1st

St. Louis Cardinals: May 17th – May 19th

Arizona Diamondbacks: July 16th – July 17th

Away

Arizona Diamondbacks: April 9th – April 10th

Pittsburgh Pirates: May 7th – May 8th

Cincinatti Reds: June 14th – June 16th

Milwaukee Brewers: August 9th – August 11th

Marquee Home Series Outside of the Division

Texas will play host to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a two game series starting April 30th. Although the Pirates aren’t the biggest team in name, it’ll be the return of Keone Kela to Arlington after he was traded at this year’s deadline. (Wouldn’t it be something if Taylor Hearn was the starter in one of these games)

The Rangers will see the St. Louis Cardinals visit Globe Life Park for three games starting on May 17th. This will be the final time these teams meet in the ballpark where they squared off in a World Series showdown that will eat at the hearts of Rangers fans for years to come. Not necessarily the biggest team name, but noteworthy.

Late in the year the Boston Red Sox will visit Arlington for the final time at Globe Life Park. Boston usually has a number of fans at road games in Texas and considering they likely will be either in a playoff run or have already secured a spot, this trend will likely continue.

Next. Pitching Prospect Joe Palumbo Promoted to AA. dark

Immediately following the three game set with the Red Sox, Texas will round out their 2019 season and the final three games at Globe Life Park hosting the infamous New York Yankees. No doubt at least one of these games will see a national broadcast as this era of Texas Rangers baseball comes to a close.

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