At one point for the New York Mets, it seemed all they had to look forward to was the 2020 season. With the Mets back in the race it seems crazy to already jump to next season. MLB released the 2020 schedules on Monday, here is a look for what lies ahead for the Mets.
The Mets' 2020 schedule is out. It looks like this: pic.twitter.com/lgSYUbMxRn
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 12, 2019
The Mets ver early with the Washington Nationals on a likely chilly, March 26, Opening Day. 21 of their first 30 games will be played against fellow NL East teams, which will give the Mets a chance to create some early space in the division.
In 2020 the Mets will cycle through the AL West for their interleague opponents. The Mets could potentially create amazing pitching duels when they matchup with the Houston Astros. J.D. Davis will also get the chance to remind the Astros why they should have kept him.
JD Davis making it look easy. 👏 pic.twitter.com/tt0TUXlwi4
— Houston Astros (@astros) August 30, 2017
2020’s Subway Series will take place in July with two games in the Bronx, in early July, followed by two in Queens at the end of the month. When the Seattle Mariners visit Citi Field, the Mets could potentially see former top prospect Jared Kelenic.
Puerto Rico Series
The April 28-30 road series against the Miami Marlins will be played in Puerto Rico at Hiram Bithorn Stadium. This will be the fourth time both teams have played there and the second time against each other. Both also faced off against the Montreal Expos when they split time between Puerto Rico and Montreal in 2003 and 2004.
Other highlights include:
April 28-30: Marlins vs. Mets in Puerto Rico
June 13-14: Cubs vs. Cardinals in London
Aug. 13 – White Sox vs. Yankees in Field of Dreams Game in Iowa
Sept. 27 – Final day of regular season https://t.co/bIsz5istt4
— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) August 12, 2019
Puerto Rican fans will be happy to see Edwin Diaz, Tomas Nido and the “quarterrican” Seth Lugo play in their home country. Young prospect Isan Diaz is currently the only Puerto Rican with the Marlins.