Yankees: 2020 Schedule Officially Released


The 2020 MLB schedule has been released and here’s who the New York Yankees will be facing.

The schedule is here! Now, will baseball happen? That’s the question as these teams look to get over the initial COVID-19 testing period and keep the safety measures in place.

MLB Network is having a special schedule presentation at the moment and releasing every team’s slate for the 60-game season. As expected, the New York Yankees will open the year against the Washington Nationals on July 23.

It’s Gerrit Cole vs Max Scherzer to get us started, folks. We couldn’t ask for a better pitching matchup, really.

As you can see, there’s obviously a heavy presence of division opponents. The Yanks will go toe-to-toe with the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Rays and Orioles 10 times apiece. The other 20 games will be reserved for the NL East (Nats, Mets, Braves, Marlins and Phillies) due to the league’s travel restrictions for each team.

It won’t entirely be easy, either. The Bronx Bombers will have to be atop their game. The O’s and Marlins should be a cakewalk, but there’s really no other free pass. The Rays, Nats, Mets, Phillies and Braves are all playoff teams. The up-and-coming Blue Jays will be pesky. The Red Sox are the Red Sox. It doesn’t matter if they’re bad, the matchups will be high stakes.

We’re getting closer and closer. Seventeen days until Opening Day! That series will be Cole vs Scherzer, Masahiro Tanaka (pending his health) vs Stephen Strasburg, and James Paxton vs Patrick Corbin. Is that good? After that, it’ll be four games against the Phillies — two home and two away — and then a three-game home stint against the Sox.

Just no more injuries or positive COVID tests, please.