When do the Mets play the Dodgers in 2024?

The highest paid athlete in history will come to Citi Field only once in 2024.
Jul 11, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; American League designated hitter/pitcher  Shohei Ohtani  of
Jul 11, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; American League designated hitter/pitcher Shohei Ohtani of / Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports

Whenever the Los Angeles Dodgers come to Flushing, the crowds tend to be a bit bigger. The atmosphere changes. Rivals in their own way with the New York Mets, this year will include a new enemy lining up in the visitor's dugout.

Shohei Ohtani and his $700 million contract will play the Mets both at home and on the road this year. The universal DH made him a better match for the Dodgers who always seemed like one of the top contenders to sign him even long before he became available in free agency. The Mets were one of the others.

More recently, the Dodgers signed Yoshinobu Yamamoto. This only further added to the allure the Dodgers will bring when they visit the Mets in 2024.

When can Mets fans see Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto in a Dodgers uniform live in 2024?

If you’ve saved your airline miles, you can always fly out to Los Angeles to see the two teams play each other from April 19-21. The early season West Coast trip is the first chance to see the Mets and Dodgers play. For those who’d rather stay a little closer to home, it only takes a few more weeks.

The Dodgers come to Citi Field from May 27-29. The opener of this series is on Memorial Day so expect an especially crowded ballpark for Ohtani’s first trip to Queens wearing blue.

One thing we do know about either series is that Ohtani will be limited to offense, unless the Dodgers somehow find a reason to put him in the outfield or somewhere like first base.

This series will be only his second trip ever to Citi Field. Having spent his entire career in the American League and in the AL West nonetheless, opportunities were limited for him to play the Mets altogether. Now in the National League, we’re guaranteed to see Ohtani at least twice a year.

Ohtani is 3 for 9 in his career against the Mets in New York with a pair of doubles and a triple. He has faced the Mets in a total of 5 games where he boasts a .412/.565/.882 slash line in 23 plate appearances.

Ticket prices will be hard to get for these three games and expect to pay more. Prices have already jumped for Dodgers Opening Day.

Ticket prices should go up even higher with Yamamoto on the roster. Despite not having a single game in MLB under his belt, their latest $300+ million man is going to draw a crowd.