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Mets on tap for two nationally televised games in April

ESPN will feature the Mets on Opening Day and later in the month on Sunday Night Baseball.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets are cool again. They used to be the laughing stock of the National League but now with sexy pitchers like Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey in tow, New York is going to have to beat back the big television networks with a stick.

ESPN alone is showing two Mets games in April. One of those will be an Opening Day tilt in Washington. The other in a game against the Yankees in the Bronx on April 26.

The Opening Day (April 6) game will start at 4:00 p.m. when a lot of people are at work because for some reason Opening Day isn't a national holiday. Even though the game is likely to be available on SNY, the ESPN factor should help out folks who are looking to watch the game from work or from outside the New York area.

The Yankees game on April 26 is one of three times the Bombers will show up on ESPN during the first five weeks of the season. They're also on tap for games against the Red Sox on April 12 and May 3. The Mets could appear on Sunday Night Baseball at other points during the season, but ESPN hasn't announced anything beyond the first five weeks.

All of the first five Sunday Night Baseball games, including the April 5 Opening Night game, will feature either the Yankees or the Cardinals.