The New York Mets play Major League Baseball in the National League East at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens.
2020 Season Highlights
After a long period of uncertainty with the COVID-19 Coronavirus epidemic, the Major League Baseball season starts with a few changes, like no spectators and no spitting.
At the start of the season, these are the big games (home or away). Games you can watch on regular cable are bold.
July 24-26, 2020, Friday-Sunday ~ The Mets Home Opener is with arch rivals the Braves on ESPN Friday at 4:10pm. That opens a 3-game stand through Sunday. Designated hitter Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets both returned to the game. On Luis Rojas’ first game as Mets manager, Cespedes homered in the seventh to make it 1-0.
July 31 – August 2, 2020, Friday-Monday ~ The Mets play a four-game stand at arch rivals the Braves (7:10pm, 7:10pm, 1:10pm, 7:10pm).
August 2, 2020 ~ Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes walked out of the 2020 MLB Season because he is concerned about COVID-19 safety.
August 4-5, Tuesday-Wednesday ~ The Mets are at 2019 MLB Champions the Washington Nationals (7:05pm, 6:05pm).
August 10-13, Monday-Thursday ~ The Mets play 2019 MLB Champions the Washington Nationals (7:10pm, 7:10pm, 7:10pm, 1:10pm).
August 14-16, 2020, Friday-Sunday ~ The Mets play a three-game stand at arch rivals the Phillies (7:05pm, 6:05pm, 1:05pm).
August 21-23, 2020, Friday-Sunday ~ It’s the Subway Series. The Mets play a three-game stand with the Yankees (7:10pm, 7:10pm, 1:10pm). POSTPONED for COVID-19.
August 28-30, Friday-Sunday ~ It’s the rest of the Subway Series. The Mets play a three-game stand at the Yankees. (7:05pm Jackie Robinson Day, 1:05pm, 1:05pm).
September 4-7, Friday-Monday ~ The Mets play a four-game stand at arch rivals the Phillies. (7:10pm, 7:10pm, 1:10pm, 1:10pm).
September 9, 2020, Wednesday ~ It’s Roberto Clemente Day. The Mets play the Orioles at 7:10pm.
September 15-17, 2020, Tuesday-Thursday ~ The Mets play a three-game stand at arch rivals the Phillies (7:05pm, 7:05pm, 7:05pm).
September 18-20, Friday-Sunday ~ The Mets play a three-game stand with arch rivals the Braves (7:10pm, 7:07pm, 1:10pm).
Watch the Mets vs Braves on FOX on Saturday, September 19 at 7:07pm.
September 24-27, Thursday-Sunday ~ The Mets end their regular season at 2019 MLB Champions the Nationals (6:05pm, 6:05pm, 7:07pm, 3:05pm).
Watch the Nationals vs Mets on FOX on Saturday, September 26 at 7:07pm.
A 60-Game Schedule
June 1, 2020 ~ Major League Baseball has announced a 60-game schedule with a normal playoff cycle. Games will be played without fans. They are expected to begin on July 23rd or 24th.
The COVID-19 situation is fragile and fluid. Don’t be disappointed if the season changes.
March 13, 2020 ~ New York City entered COVID-19 shutdown.
Latin Mets on the 2020 40-Man Roster
At the start of the 2020 season, the Mets have players with a Cuban, Dominican, Puerto Rican, and Venezuelan heritage. New Mets are bolded.
- Luis Rojas is originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
- Dellin Betances #68 is Dominican-American from Washington Heights, NYC
- Edwin Diaz #39 is a reliever from Naguabo, Puerto Rico
- Jeurys Familia #27 is a reliever from San Juan, Dominican Republic
- Franklyn Kilomé #66 is originally from La Romana, Dominican Republic
- Seth Lugo #67 is a “QuarterRican” (grandfather, father’s side) starting pitcher from Shreveport, Louisiana
- Rick Porcello #22 is nicknamed “Ventidos”
- Daniel Zamora #73 is from Loma Linda, California
- Tomas Nido #3 is from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
- Wilson Ramos #40 is from Valencia, Venezuela
- Ali Sánchez #70 is from Carora, Venezuela
- Pete Alonso #20 is from Tampa, Florida
- Robinson Canó #24 is from San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
- Andres Giménez #60 is from Barquisimeto, Venezuela
- Luis Guillorme #13 is from Caracas, Venezuela
- Amed Rosario #1 is from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
- Dominic David Rene Smith is from Los Angeles, California
- Yoenis Cespedes #52 is from Granma, Cuba. In a major blow to the Mets, Cespedes quit the season on August 2 because of his COVID-19 concerns. He led the Mets to the 2015 World Series.
- Michael Conforto #30 is Italian–Spanish-Hawaiian-American from Seattle, Washington
2019 Season Recap
The Mets were 86-77 in 2019. We finished three games behind the wild card spot. Our division rivals, the Washington Nationals won the World Series. Pitcher Jacob deGrom #48 made the Major League Baseball All-Star team.
Amed Rosario is safe on the last game of the Mets’ 2019 season.