The New York Yankees 2020 Regular Season, 60-game scheduled was released Monday by Major League Baseball. MLB Announced in June that the Yankees and 2019 World Series Champion, Washington Nationals will face off on opening-night in a primetime matchup. Monday, however, the entirety of the schedule was released and we now know that this matchup will kick-off Opening Night festivities at 7:08 PM on ESPN. It is also expected to be a rematch of 2019 World Series pitchers, with Gerrit Cole expected to take the mound against the National’s Max Scherzer. These pitchers last saw each other in Game five of the 2019 World Series.
Opening Night will kick-off a season-opening five-game road trip, which includes three games in Washington, followed by a two-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA.
The Yankees will then return home to play their home-opener on Wednesday, July 29 against the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:05 PM. This will be a two-game series, concluding a total of four-games against the Phillies. Following their series against the Phillies, the Yankees will welcome their rival, Boston Red Sox to New York for a three-game series.
The schedule breaks down as follows:
The Yankees play five total homestands: July 29 – August 2 (Phillies, Red Sox), August 11-20 (Braves, Red Sox), August 28-September 2 (Mets, Rays), September 10-17 (Orioles, Blue Jays), and September 25-27 (Marlins).
The subway series will be alive and well this season as well with six games vs our subway-rival New York Mets (three games at Citi Field from August 21-23, and three games at Yankee Stadium from August 28-30).
The Yankees will also face their rival Boston Red Sox ten times: Seven games at Yankee Stadium, including three from July 31-August 2 and four games from August 14-17. They will also play three games on the road at Fenway Park from September 18-20.
In total, the New York Yankees’ 2020 60-game schedule includes 40 total games against AL East opponents (including ten vs. each club in the division) and 20 games against NL east opponents.
It’s a sprint to September for the Yankees, who close out their last 20 of 23 games against teams that had 95 plus losses and who had sub-.500 win percentages. If the Yankees can come into September toward the top of the pack, analysts have called this their season to win. The Yankees will face the Baltimore Orioles seven times in September (Three games on the road from September 4-6 and four games at home from September 10-13). They will face the Toronto Blue Jays ten times in September: three on the road from September 7-9 and September 22-24, as well as three home games from September 15-17. The Yankees will close out their regular season against the Marlins at home from September 25-27.
To view the full 2020 schedule, visit Yankees.com.
There are just two and a half weeks left until the Yankees play their first regular season game of the 2020 season and all signs show that the players are progressing well, took advantage of the time away from camp during the quarantine, and are quickly getting game-ready. This season will be like one we have never seen before with fans not in the stadium, but Yankees’ owner, Hal Steinbrenner has said that he hopes to be able to have fans in the stadium at “some point” this season.
But for now, we can all look forward to the return of New York Yankees Baseball in just a couple weeks!