The Hudson Valley Renegades, our Short-Season A affiliate in the New York-Penn League, today unveiled their 2009 schedule. The Renegades will host Opening Day on June 19th when they take on the division rival Aberdeen IronBirds (Orioles) in a three-game series.
The 2009 season features eight fireworks shows, a road-home series against the Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets) June 28th-30th, a home-road series against the Staten Island Yankees (Yankees) July 27th-28th and a three-game series against the 2008 New York-Penn League Champion Batavia Muckdogs (Cardinals) July 14th-16th.
There will be 38 home games with eight homestands of two games or more. First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. for home games except for the following; Sunday games will be at 5:05 p.m. or 1:05 p.m., the games on June 22nd and 24th will start at 6:35 p.m. and the Wednesday, July 15th game is a day game starting at 12:05 p.m.
The longest homestand of the year will be an eight-game homestand August 19th–26th with the Renegades taking on Mahoning Valley (Indians) for three games, Staten Island (Yankees) for two games and finishing with Tri-City (Astros) for three games. The last time the Renegades had an eight-game homestand was in 1998 and the team went 7-1.
Updated links to the 2009 schedules for the Rays organization:
Tampa Bay Rays (MLB) - First game on April 6th @ Boston Red Sox.
Durham Bulls (AAA) - First game on April 9th hosting Norfolk Tides.
Montgomery Biscuits (AA) - First game on April 9th hosting West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx.
Charlotte Stone Crabs (A+) - First game on April 9th hosting Fort Myers Miracle.
Bowling Green Hot Rods (A) - First game on April 9th @ Hickory Crawdads.
Hudson Valley Renegades (A-) - First game on June 19th hosting Aberdeen IronBirds.
Princeton Devil Rays (R) - First game June 23rd hosting Burlington Royals.