After their abrupt Wild Card exit at the hands of Conor Gillaspie and the San Francisco Giants, the New York Mets look to build off an underwhelming, injury-plagued season and regain the composure that took them all the way to the World Series in 2015. This season, check out these New York Mets games where you’ll see stars like Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and, of course, Yoenis Cespedes.
The Best New York Mets Games that Money Can Buy
Atlanta Braves (April 3)
Look for the New York Mets to kick-off their season on a high note in their opening day game on Monday, April 3 at 1:10 P.M. This outing pits them against their divisional rival, the Atlanta Braves, who are coming off of a highly disappointing season.
The atmosphere and excitement of an opening day game is unbeatable. Besides, you’re not going to want to miss a match-up between two big game pitchers, Noah Syndergaard and Julio Teheran.
This game is also the first time you’ll be able to try some of their new food options, which you can learn more about here.
Washington Nationals (April 21-23)
On the second to last weekend of April, head down to Citi Field in Flushing, Queens, to catch a three-game set against divisional rival and reigning National League East champion, the Washington Nationals. Any time the Nationals come to town, great baseball ensues.
But how could it not? Washington is helmed by elite superstars like Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer and ex-Met Daniel Murphy. Each game offers unique promotions like:
- Friday, April 21 at 7:10 p.m.- Free Shirt Friday
- Saturday, April 22 at 4:05 p.m.- Matt Harvey garden gnome
- Sunday, April 23 at 8:00 p.m.- Mets tote bag
On Sunday, following the game, children under 12 can enjoy the Mr. Met Dash on the field with the famous mascot.
Chicago Cubs (June 12-14)
In the middle of June, the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets will meet to play a trio of night games each starting at 7:10 p.m. This rematch of the 2015 National League Championship Series will have higher stakes than ever.
The Mets are looking to make another miraculous World Series run and who better to do it against than the reigning World Series champions, who broke a 108 season championship drought.
Look out for the Cubs hitters to give the Mets expert pitching staff everything they’ve got with a lineup stacked with players like Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber. The Cubs also boast a great pitching staff with guys like Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Kyle Hendricks.
This midweek series is shaping up to be one of the best of the season.
New York Yankees (August 16-17)
Every year, no matter the record of either team, the Subway Series with the crosstown rival, New York Yankees, is one of the most popular series of the entire year. This season is no different. Both teams are young and looking to build a dynasty of their own.
This two-game midweek set will feature talented up-and-comers on the Yankees like Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird and Didi Gregorius. Hopefully, the Mets won’t have to face tough pitchers like Masahiro Tanaka or Dellin Betances throughout the series either.
If you’re looking for one of the quintessential New York Mets games, then look no further than the Subway Series because it never disappoints.