Revenge in April? The New York Mets aren’t wasting any time to give us some intriguing storylines. Their 2023 schedule puts them on the West Coast from April 14-23 in the middle of a month full of revenge storylines for them and some of their opponents.
If available, the Mets might want to invite the Count of Monte Cristo to the ballpark to serve up some cold vengeance for them.
NY Mets get their revenge on the Padres April 10-12
The biggest vengeance comes first. From April 10-12, the Mets will host the San Diego Padres. The last time the Mets played a game with any meaning, it was the Padres who played them. These three home games invite them back. This year, they’ll have Seth Lugo on their roster hoping that his choice of living the “if you can’t beat them, join them” mantra pays off.
Michael Conforto hosts gets a visit from the NY Mets April 20-23
During their West Coast trip, the Mets play four games against the San Francisco Giants from April 20-23. Wrapping things up on Sunday night baseball, Michael Conforto will look to have some revenge against the Mets. However, New York will throw it right back at him. They made him contract offers that he turned down. We’ll call this the double-vengeance series.
NY Mets get a visit from Dominic Smith April 25-27
As bad as the Washington Nationals are, their first series against the Mets in 2023 from April 25-27 has some retribution involved. Dominic Smith was released this offseason and found his way to the Nationals. Once again a teammate of Trevor Williams as well, two important members of the orange and blue will represent the curly W this season.
NY Mets face the Braves for the first time April 28-May 1
The April schedule finishes with the first meeting between the Mets and Atlanta Braves from April 28-May 1. Four more games at Citi Field versus their archrival, it was the Braves who delivered the regular season heartache against the Metropolitans in 2022. That late September sweep is what ultimately led to the Mets settling for a Wild Card spot and eventually a first-round loss. Punishing Atlanta early on should be on the agenda for Buck Showalter’s boys this year.
Honorable mention: The Mets play Noah Syndergaard and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Can we really count on him to pitch? At least he found the perfect team to play for. He literally dodged the Mets twice last year.