New Hampshire Hardball

Fisher Cats release schedule

MANCHESTER The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays Double-A affiliate) have announced their 2021 schedule, a 120-game season from May 4 to Sept. 19.

The Fisher Cats home opener is scheduled for May 11 against a new division rival: the Somerset Patriots (New York Yankees).

Click here to view the full 2021 schedule. (Game times have not been announced).

The Fisher Cats front office staff will follow all state and federal guidelines to ensure fan and player safety. This includes wearing masks, practicing safe social distancing, and thoroughly sanitizing the stadium.

The Fisher Cats will host the Portland Sea Dogs (Boston Red Sox) 18 times in 2021. The 18 matchups in Manchester between the Fisher Cats and Sea Dogs tie a record set in 2007.

The Fisher Cats will play in the Double-A Northeast League, a 12-team circuit including familiar Eastern League foes like the Hartford Yard Goats (Colorado Rockies), Binghamton Rumble Ponies (New York Mets), and Reading Fightin’ Phils (Philadelphia Phillies). The Somerset Patriots (New York Yankees) are the league’s only new member, as the Trenton Thunder have been reassigned to the MLB Draft League.

Under Minor League Baseball’s new scheduling format, teams will play six-game series throughout the season, and each Monday will be a league-wide off day. In a more typical year, Double-A teams will be scheduled to play 138 games. The 2021 season will not include an All-Star Game or playoffs.

After starting the season on the road in Portland on May 4, the Fisher Cats will open their home schedule with back-to-back six-game series against the Patriots and Sea Dogs from May 11-23.

Eighteen of New Hampshire’s final 24 games will be played at home, including a Labor Day Weekend matchup with the Sea Dogs, and a season-ending homestand against the Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals) from September 14-19.


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