The Mets still have 56 games to go as they try to stop their slide and earn their first NL East title since 2021, but earlier today, they released their schedule for the 2022 season. With the CBA set to expire on December 1, it’s anybody’s guess as to whether this season will start on time, but for now, it’s time to start planning ahead to some Mets baseball for next season.
The Mets will kick things off at home on Thursday, March 31 against the Nationals, and conclude their season at Truist Park against the Braves on Sunday, October 2. They will finish up their home schedule on a Wednesday night against the Marlins on September 28. They will be home during all the big baseball weekends, including during Memorial Day weekend to face the Phillies, Independence Day weekend to face the Rangers, and Labor Day Weekend to face the Nationals.
The Mets will also square off against the AL West in Interleague Play. They were originally slated to play the AL West clubs in 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic wiped those games from the calendar. The Mets will host the Mariners and the Rangers for three each, travel to play the Athletics and the Angels for three, and will play four against the Astros, split between the two ballparks. They will also, as always, play four against the Yankees, with two games in the Bronx and two games in Flushing.
The Mets will have their work cut out for them in June, when they embark on a ten-game West Coast trip that has them face the Dodgers, the Padres, and the aforementioned Angels. They also have three at home that month against the Brewers, and four against the Astros, which will make it a tough month for the orange and blue. Their longest homestand of the year, meanwhile, is ten games from the end of August through Labor Day Weekend. During that stretch, they play four against the Rockies, three against the Dodgers, and three against the Nationals.