The delayed start to the 2022 MLB season pushed back the first week of games which has been rescheduled across the league. The New York Mets had a rather easy process to reschedule. They only played five games during that period and both opponents were within the division.
Where have those games gone?
The Mets schedule will include two doubleheaders against the Braves
Game four and five have been turned into two separate doubleheaders at Citi Field months apart. The first is on Tuesday, May 3. The Mets will get two cracks at beating the Freddie Freeman-less Atlanta Braves on this weekday. Fast-forward to Saturday, August 6, and you will find the second of the doubleheaders. A little friendlier for folks with day jobs and kids who care about a perfect attendance trophy, it’s another chance to see a pair of Mets games on one day.
Unfortunately, both doubleheaders do appear to be separate admission right now. It’s understandable why. People already bought tickets for the added games.
Those aren’t the only two games rescheduled for later in the year. We still have three games against the Washington Nationals to worry about.
Instead of finishing up against the Braves in Atlanta, the Mets wrap things up at home versus the Nationals
This is actually a good thing. It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. Going up against the Nationals for the final three games of the season sounds so much more palatable than having to do it in Atlanta’s house.
The final three games of the season will take place on October 3-5 with the Mets hosting Washington. By then, Nelson Cruz will have been traded and Juan Soto will be sitting there with MVP numbers on a 75-win team at best.
The Mets can hopefully take advantage of the weaker team in their final series. The Nationals won’t be their doormat, however. As division rivals, they’ll still want to play spoiler.