ESPN released their Sunday Night Baseball schedule through the end of July yesterday, and the Mets will be featured in three games. ESPN also announced that Dan Shulman, Aaron Boone, Jessica Mendoza, and Buster Olney will return for the 2017 season.
The first Mets Sunday night game will be on April 9, when they’ll take on the Marlins at Citi Field. The second Mets date is April 23, when the Nationals will be in Queens for their first clash with the Amazins. The final game is May 28 when the Mets will be in Pittsburgh battling the Pirates.
It’s possible that the Mets will appear more times on Sunday Night Baseball, as the schedule is currently riddled with “TBDs,” and there are no listings yet for August or September games.
The world champion Chicago Cubs are, unsurprisingly, the most well-represented team in the lineup thus far, scheduled for a total of five games. What’s perhaps more surprising, or disappointing, is that the runner-up Cleveland Indians appear only once, in a July 9 game against the Tigers.
The Mets appeared in four Sunday Night Baseball games in 2016, and it seems their stock hasn’t dropped much in the eyes of ESPN.