METS ANNOUNCE PRELIMINARY 2013 SCHEDULE
Opening Day Is Monday, April 1 vs. San Diego at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field
The New York Mets today announced the club will begin the 2013 season at home vs. the San Diego Padres on April 1 at 1:10 p.m.
The opening homestand continues Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4 with games against the Padres followed by a three-game series with the Miami Marlins, April 5-7.
The Washington Nationals’ first trip to Citi Field will be April 19-21 and the Philadelphia Phillies travel to Queens for a three-game series, April 26-28.
The Mets host the Yankees at Citi Field on Memorial Day, May 27 at 7:10 p.m. and Tuesday, May 28 at 7:10 p.m. The Mets then travel to the Bronx for a two-game series, May 29-30.
New York’s remaining Interleague schedule includes games against the American League Central. The Mets will travel to Minnesota, April 12-14, Chicago, June 25-26 and Cleveland, September 6-8. In addition, the Mets host the White Sox May 7-8, Royals, August 2-4 and Tigers, August 23-25 at Citi Field.
Following the 2013 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 16 at Citi Field, the Mets will open the second-half with a seven-game homestand from July 19-25 vs. the Phillies and Braves.
The majority of 2013 home games at Citi Field will start at 7:10 p.m. for night contests and 1:10 p.m. for day games – with the exception of Thursday, July 25 against the Atlanta Braves, which will start at 12:10 p.m., and Thursday, August 8 vs. the Colorado Rockies, which will also start at 12:10 p.m.
The Mets will conclude the 2013 regular season with a four-game series vs. the Milwaukee Brewers, September 26-29.
The 2013 schedule is subject to change, including all Saturday and Sunday games times, which are subject to Major League Baseball’s national broadcast agreements with FOX and ESPN.