Full Breakdown: Nationals 2020 regular season schedule

Chris Lingebach
August 12, 2019 - 4:31 pm
Nationals 2020 regular season schedule

Courtesy of the Washington Nationals Baseball Club

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The 2020 MLB regular season schedule was announced Monday and the Washington Nationals will open up next season on the road against the New York Mets on March 26.

The game at Citi Field – which marks the earliest start of the season in Nationals history (2005-2020) – will serve as the Mets' home opener and coincides with Opening Day for Major League Baseball.

After the three-game series, Washington heads to Miami for a three-game series against the Marlins, before returning to Nats Park for their home opener against the Mets on April 2.

The Nats will have four west coast trips, including two in the month of April and a third in May. They travel to face the Los Angeles Dodgers (April 10-12) and Seattle Mariners (April 13-14), and travel west again to face the San Francisco Giants (April 24-26) before a three-game series in Milwaukee (April 28-30).

The Nats travel to face the Chicago Cubs (May 8-10), then back to Los Angeles to play the Angels (May 11-13), followed by a four-game series in Arizona against the Diamondbacks (May14-17). Their final west coast trip begins with a four-game series against the Colorado Rockies (Aug. 17-20) and ends with a three-game series against the San Diego Padres (Aug. 21-23).

The Nationals will host the Marlins for a four-game series on Memorial Day weekend (May 22-25), and the Houston Astros for a three-game series the weekend of July 4 (Friday, July 3-Sunday, July 5).

The Nats will square off against the American League West in interleague play, welcoming – aside from the Astros – the Mariners (May 19-20) and Oakland Athletics (Aug. 10-12) to Nationals Park. The home series against Oakland marks the A's first visit to Nationals Park, which opened in 2008. With their visit, each of the 29 other Major League clubs will have faced off against the Nats at Nationals Park at least once. The A's last trip to D.C. came during the Nationals' inaugural season – June 7-9, 2005 at RFK Stadium.

Interleague road trips take the Nationals to Seattle, Los Angeles, and Arlington, Texas to face the Rangers (May 26-28) in their new ballpark, Globe Life Field, which opens in 2020. Washington's visit to Texas will be its first since June 17-19, 2005.

The annual Beltway Series with the Baltimore Orioles resumes at Oriole Park (Aug. 8-9). The Orioles travel to Nats Park Sept. 15-16.

Twenty-eight of the Nationals' final 30 regular season games will be played against NL East opponents, with their regular season concluding with a three-game series against the Phillies at Nats Park (Sept. 25-27).

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