MLB National League Rivalry Game Tickets
MLB National League Rivalry Games 2016
Diamondbacks vs Dodgers - Diamondbacks Dodgers Rivalry
Greinke Looms Large in Budding NL West Rivalry
Before MLB’s Hot Stove season officially got underway, Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers tickets were surely in reasonable demand. Then one of the best pitchers in baseball decided to forgo La-La Land and head to another division team, and thus, a burning Dodgers/D-Backs rivalry was born. L.A. didn’t stand pat after their co-ace bolted town; they went out and signed lefty Scott Kazmir before nabbing highly-coveted Japanese SP Kenta Maeda.
… moreOh, and they still have that guy named Clayton Kershaw, too.
Defense in the Desert
Arizona, meanwhile, added Zack Greinke in hopes of turning around one of baseball’s longer-struggling teams. They last made the playoffs in 2011, an NLDS appearance which ended unceremoniously at the hands of the Brewers. This year, they also brought in Shelby Miller as a quality number two in the rotation and inserted Tyler Clippard into the bullpen to setup likely closer Brad Ziegler. With so many quality arms in the mix, runs will likely come at a premium for both teams.
First Meeting of 2016
Razorgator is always your first stop for great prices on MLB tickets, from Spring Training on through the World Series. The Diamondbacks visit Dodger Stadium for L.A.’s home opener on April 12th, but you can secure your tickets early. Seats for are available starting at $85 each—order yours today!
Braves vs Mets - Braves Mets Rivalry
NL East Rivals Ready to Clash
A whopping 23 wins separated the Mets from the Braves last year, a margin which was plenty comfortable for the boys from the Big Apple. This year, Atlanta’s got a little more firepower up their sleeves, and they’re not eyeing another fourth-place finish in the National League East. Razorgator’s got Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets tickets on sale now for what’s shaping up to be a very competitive division rivalry.
Additions in Atlanta
While franchise star Freddie Freeman will likely continue to handle cleanup duties for the Braves, expect the squad to have a much different look at the top of the lineup. They added notable speed with the acquisitions of Ender Inciarte and Erick Aybar, giving them a chance to tack on more steals in the interest of manufacturing crucial runs in 2016.
NY Staying the Course
Few changes were called for after the Mets reached the World Series for the first time in three decades. They’ve brought back most of their core, adding Neil Walker to replace outgoing Daniel Murphy, plus Zack Wheeler as a potential fifth starter. With a first four of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz, the Mets can go toe-to-toe with anyone in the Majors. NY and ATL will face off the weekend of April 22nd at Turner Field—get your tickets today starting at just $7!
Braves vs Phillies - Braves Phillies Rivalry
New Season, New Rivalries in the NL East
The two National League teams which suffered the most in 2015 are both looking forward to bounce-back seasons in 2016; if they’re right, expect the NL East field to look a whole lot more crowded as the year goes on. The Braves and Phillies are gearing up for greater success in the upcoming campaign, and each team has added to their ranks in order to make it happen. With Opening Day just weeks away, now’s the time to get your Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies tickets for the new season.
In the NL, the ability to scratch runs across the plate often is what separates the good teams from the rest. Atlanta took this idea and ran with it, picking up speedsters Erick Aybar and Ender Inciarte to lead their lineup. Jace Peterson potentially brings a dash of quickness to the ninth spot as well, giving the Braves an offense which could potentially echo last year’s Kansas City Royals on the base paths.
Philly’s approach is likely to involve more hard-hit balls, with their three-four combo of Ryan Howard and Maikel Franco capable of sending about 30-40 dingers over the fence combined. They’ll look to get good leadoff production from Odubel Herrera and Cesar Hernandez as well, high-percentage hitters who figure to occupy top spots in the order. The Phillies head to Turner Field beginning May 10th for a three-game set at Atlanta. Get your tickets from $6 today with Razorgator!
Cubs vs Cardinals - Cubs Cardinals Rivalry
Potential NLCS Preview at Busch Stadium
In 2015, the Cubs and Cardinals combined for 197 wins in the NL Central. They met in the NLDS where the Cubbies prevailed in five games, sending baseball’s most reliable winners home early and propelling Chicago to its first NLCS in 12 years. Expect a little bad blood and more than a few close games when these two powerhouses collide,
… moreand be sure to claim your Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals tickets before all the best seats are gone.
With an elite starting rotation and some of the game’s top young talent in Kris Bryant and Addison Russell, Chicago didn’t need to make moves—but they did anyway. They added key World Series utility man Ben Zobrist to strengthen the infield, and then they poached Jason Heyward from the Redbirds to boot. Rivalry games, anyone?
Ace in the Cards
Adam Wainwright missed a chunk of last season, but he’s healthy and ready to lead a brutal rotation which still includes Michael Wacha and strikeout specialist Mike Leake. Chicago’s got bats, but will they reliably be able to touch any of the electric stuff coming off the mound when St. Louis is in the field? The rivalry will reawaken starting April 18th at Busch Stadium when the Cubs come to town—get your tickets starting at just $17, only at Razorgator!
Reds vs Pirates - Reds Pirates Rivalry
Bucs, Reds Bracing for Renewed Rivalry
Three NL Central teams finished with 97 wins or more in 2015. Milwaukee’s one of the two remaining squads in the division, and they’re not interested in being an also-ran this season. Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are available now from Razorgator, and with just a few weeks before their first meeting, seats at the Great American Ballpark are already selling like hotcakes.
Having lost key members of their pitching staff, Cincinnati will look to emphasize their performance at the plate in the coming season. Look for plenty of stolen bags from Zack Cosart and speed-demon Billy Hamilton, which should set up Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto for more than a few RBIs between them. Devin Mesoraco is also capable of producing fireworks when healthy; don’t forget he knocked 25 HRs over the fence in just 114 games two seasons ago.
Pittsburgh enjoyed a quality season last year thanks to exceptional defense, potent offense and a solid rotation led by Cy Young candidate Gerrit Cole. The core is back in place in ’16, including All-Star and team captain Andrew McCutchen in center field. The Bucs travel to Cincinnati starting April 8th for a three-game set against the Reds, and you can score seats today with prices as low as $7!
Reds vs Cardinals - Reds Cardinals Rivalry
Seeing Red: Cincy, St. Louis Set for Tax Day Clash
Each year, Americans rush meet the April 15th deadline for filing their income taxes. If you’re an MLB fan in the Midwest, there’s even more to keep you busy this year, such as the first meeting between NL Central rivals Cincinnati and St. Louis at Busch Stadium. Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals tickets are on sale for all three games in the weekend series and now’s the time to find the very best prices right here at Razorgator.
Burn, Billy, Burn
Billy Hamilton figures to lead off for the Reds in 2016, and his whopping 57 stolen bases—in just 114 games, mind you—should influence opposing pitchers regularly. Zack Cosart brings a combination of speed and pop to the plate, and with Joey Votto batting cleanup, Cincy’s got plenty of offense to keep pace in 2016’s National League.
A Tale of Two Matts
On the Cardinals’ side, it’ll be a couple of guys named Matt which might dictate the course of this rivalry. Sixth-year 3B Matt Carpenter had a breakout season for the Birds, hitting .272 with 84 RBIs and 28 dingers. Meanwhile, OF Matt Holiday had a big drop-off in HRs last year, but with a full run of plate appearances, expect much different results this season. Get your tickets for Reds at Cardinals on 4/15 starting at just $17!
Dodgers vs Giants - Dodgers Giants Rivalry
Dodgers vs. Giants: The Great NL West Rivalry Continues
Each year, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants tickets are among the hottest in all of Major League Baseball. The rivalry pits Northern and Southern California head-to-head, as the two perennial powerhouses lock horns in search of National League dominance. In 2016, both teams have bolstered their starting rotations in big ways, setting up what are sure to be some of the most tightly-contested games of the season.
Reloading the Rotation
While the Giants saw fit to swoop up starters Jeff Samardzija and Johnny Cueto, who comes fresh off a World Series victory with the Royals, the Dodgers had to work to fill the sizeable gap left by departing ace Zack Greinke. They made out quite well, bringing LHP Scott Kazmir and top international prospect Kenta Maeda on-board for the upcoming campaign. With few position player changes, these foes are sure to feel plenty familiar with one another.
Opening Day in the Bay
The rivalry might just come down to the young stars on the field, including Yasiel Puig and Corey Seager for the Dodgers, and Joe Panik and Matt Duffy for the Giants. One thing’s for sure: you can secure great seats at unbelievable prices when you shop Razorgator. San Francisco hosts L.A. in their home opener at AT&T Park on April 7th and tickets are on sale now—get yours from $112 and up!
Brewers vs Cardinals - Brewers Cardinals Rivalry
Crew, Birds a Meeting of Power vs. Pitching
Although they finished near opposite ends of the National League ranks last season, the Cardinals and Brewers are bracing for much tighter competition in 2016. That’s because Milwaukee has added some extra thump to their lineup—maybe just enough to keep pace with the mighty Redbirds. If you’re looking for great deals on Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals tickets, then it’s your lucky day.
The return of Ryan Braun was enough to get Wisconsin fans pumped, but the Brew Crew also made moves this offseason to elevate their team at several positions. Incoming power-hitter Chris Carter adds a second deep-ball threat to the lineup, making for a solid one-two punch which will make it tough to pitch around Braun when he’s batting cleanup.
For years, the Cards have lorded over the NL Central for a reason: they’re consistently home to some of baseball’s most electrifying pitchers. They’ll hope for a full healthy season from staff ace Adam Wainwright as they seek yet another division win in 2016. St. Louis travels to Miller Park to kick off this Central Division rivalry on May 30th, but there’s no need to wait to secure your seats. Tickets for the ballgame are on sale now from just $5 and up when you order with Razorgator!
Phillies vs Dodgers - Phillies Dodgers Rivalry
The National League’s New Coast-to-Coast Rivalry
Apart from the fact that they play in the same league, last year’s Phillies and Dodgers teams couldn’t have looked more different. Philadelphia put up fewer runs while allowing more than almost any other NL team, while L.A. finished atop the West division thanks in large part to their 72-run differential on the year. This year, however, Philiadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers tickets will be for a whole new ballgame.
Philly rebuilt their rotation, adding Jeremy Hellickson and Charlie Morton to headline their first five. They also brought in Peter Bourjos to shore up their outfield defense. With the speedy Cesar Hernandez likely to leadoff and powerful Maikel Franco batting cleanup, runs shouldn’t be quite so tough to come by for this Phillies team in 2016. It might even just be enough to keep up with the juggernaut that is the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Dodgers Offense Up for Challenge
L.A. replaced outgoing Zack Greinke with the combo of Kenta Maeda and Scott Kazmir, two substantial weapons—especially when placed alongside big gun Clayton Kershaw. With Howie Kendrick, Andre Ethier and Andrian Gonzalez back in the lineup, there should be no shortage of power when it comes to the plate, either. The Dodgers and Phillies square off six times, starting August 8th. Tickets are available for all MLB regular season games, on sale now from Razorgator!