Major League Baseball announced their 2020 regular season schedule on Monday. Here's what stands out for the Nationals' slate next season:
Washington will open the season on the road against NL East foe New York Mets. Opening Day will start on Thursday, March 26, which is the earliest start to a season in the franchise's history. It's the second consecutive season Washington opens up against the Mets. After the opening series in Flushing, the Nats will travel to Miami for a three-game set with the Marlins.
The Nationals home opener is on Thursday, April 2 when the Mets come into town.
Washington has an early road trip, as they travel to the west coast for a three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, April 10. They travel to the Pacific Northwest for a quick two-game series against the Seattle Mariners before returning home. Two weeks later, Washington heads back to the west coast for a weekend series against the San Francisco Giants.
At three different points during the 2020 season, Washington will host homestands of nine games or longer.
As far as Interleague Play goes, Washington is paired with the American League West in 2020. The Nationals host the Mariners in May, the Houston Astros over the Fourth of July weekend, and the Oakland Athletics in August. Washington will travel to both Los Angeles and Arlington, Texas, for series against the Angels and Rangers, respectively.
The final month of the season will be almost exclusively against the NL East, and 28 of the Nationals final 30 games come against divisional foes. For a division that is highly competitive every season, September 2020 could be a month to remember.
You can see the full Nationals schedule here.
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