09/12/2012 12:58 PM EST
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.
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.