San Diego Padres 2024 TV Schedule & How to Watch Games

Pick up your bat and glove and set your sights on sunny San Diego: The Padres are back for the 2024 season of Major League Baseball!

The San Diego Padres were established in 1969 and are part of the National League West. They play their home games at Petco Park in San Diego, California. 

Check out the 2024 San Diego Padres TV schedule right here to make sure you never miss a single steal, home run or seventh inning stretch of the upcoming season.

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San Diego Padres Quick Facts:

Founding Season: 1969
Division: National League West
Home Ballpark: Petco Park
World Series Titles: 0
2023 Finish: Did not make the playoffs.

How Did the San Diego Padres Do in 2023?

The Padres finished the regular season with an 82-80 record, demonstrating resilience with a .506 winning percentage and a positive run differential. Despite a competitive regular season, their postseason aspirations fell short.

With an average of 4.6 runs scored per game, San Diego showcased potential but will need to convert this into postseason success. Enhancing their clutch performances in critical matchups will be crucial as they prepare for the 2024 season.

San Diego Padres Schedule

Don’t miss a second of the Padres 2024 baseball season. Explore the full San Diego Padres schedule right here and know exactly where to watch every game.

Padres not playing today? Find another match up on the MLB schedule to keep your head in the game.

How to Watch the San Diego Padres

San Diego Padres fans will continue to receive live, high-definition coverage of 2024 Padres games on DIRECTV (Ch. 694-3), DIRECTV STREAM (Ch. 694) and U-verse (HD Ch. 1781/ SD Ch. 781), thanks to a renewal agreement between sports leader DIRECTV, MLB, and the team. DIRECTV will provide each game, along with MLB-produced pregame and postgame analysis, to fans living in the same Padres home territory as before. This includes southern California, southern Nevada, southern Arizona, portions of New Mexico, and Hawaii. While San Diego is central to the Padres fan base, this territory also includes cities like Las Vegas, Tucson, and Honolulu where many other Padres fans live. MLB, the Padres, and DIRECTV originally introduced this new team-based channel near the start of the 2023 season last May. DIRECTV For BUSINESS, the industry leader in live sports delivery to businesses, will continue to provide the same live Padres action to hundreds of regional sports bars, restaurants, hotels, and other venues.

Top Padres Players to Watch in 2024

Here are some of the best players on the San Diego Padres roster to keep an eye on this season:

  • Manny Machado, Third Base
  • Fernando Tatis, Jr., Right Field
  • Xander Bogaerts, Second Base
  • Ha-Seong Kim, Shortstop

San Diego Padres Rivalries

Now let’s take a look at some rivalries. 

The Vedder Cup: San Diego Padres vs. Seattle Mariners

Both San Diego and Seattle can make a claim to having hosted Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder at some point in his life, and that’s led to a somewhat humorous rivalry forming between the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners currently hold a slight edge in this matchup.

Catch the Vedder Cup on:

  • July 9 – 10
  • September 10 – 11

The I-5 Series: San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The space between the two biggest cities in southern California offer a natural environment for an MLB rivalry to thrive, and that’s exactly what we’ve seen from the famous I-5 Series between the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Not to mention, Los Angeles has spirited away two major sports teams from San Diego in recent memory: The Los Angeles Chargers (NFL) and the Los Angeles Clippers (NBA), leaving just the Padres as the home team until the MLS’s San Diego FC debuts in 2025.

You can watch the I-5 Series on:

  • April 12 – 14
  • May 10 – 12
  • July 30 – 31
  • September 24 – 26

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