Yankees: Breaking Down New York’s 60-Game Schedule for 2020 Season


Let’s break down the New York Yankees 60-game schedule for the 2020 MLB season.

Alright Yankees fans. We’re almost at the finish line to start the 2020 MLB season. The schedule reveal came on Monday and we now know who the Bombers will be going up against throughout their 60-game slate.

As we discussed, they’ll have 40 games against AL East opponents (Red Sox, Rays, Blue Jays, Orioles) and the remaining 20 games against NL East opponents (Nationals, Mets, Braves, Phillies, Marlins). Not exactly a breeze.

That’s especially true when you realize the Yanks will open the season on the road against the Nationals for a three-game set, meaning they’ll face Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin right off the bat.

Yankees 2020 Schedule

New York will spend the first five games of the year on the road, with three in DC and two in Philadelphia. But then they’ll face the Phillies for another two games in the Bronx, meaning they won’t be able to avoid Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler. That’s a lot of good pitching to kick off a delayed season against, but if any lineup can handle it, it’s Aaron Judge and Co.

After that they’ll host the Red Sox, so their first 10 games will be a challenge.

Another notable aspect here is that they get six games against the Mets, which is kind of significant because it’s one fewer game to legitimately travel. The only downside there is that they can expect to (likely) see Jacob deGrom twice. All of those matchups will happen right around the midpoint of the season.

But overall, the schedule is actually advantageous for the Yankees. They’re done with the Rays after Game 37 and they finish the year home against the Marlins. The only other weird thing is that they won’t see the Blue Jays until Game 41 and will go against them 10 times in their next 17 contests. Let’s just hope Vladdy isn’t obliterating every pitch he sees at that point.

The 2020 season comes to a close as follows: Blue Jays, Orioles, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Marlins. All you gotta do is stay afloat to start the year and the schedule pretty much does the rest of the work down the stretch. Can’t complain with that.

Oh yeah, a couple more important things to make note of: the Yanks will avoid having to face Chris Sale and Noah Syndergaard, both of whom are done for the year due to Tommy John surgery (in case you forgot!), and it’s not out of he realm of possibility Braves star Freddie Freeman sits out the season after his COVID-19 diagnosis. He’s been sick since Thursday.

If you wanna stick around, here are some other breakdowns to take a look at:

Home Games

Phillies – 2

Red Sox – 7

Orioles – 4

Braves – 2

Mets – 3

Rays – 6

Marlins – 3

Blue Jays – 3

Away Games

Nationals – 3

Phillies – 2

Orioles – 6

Rays – 4

Mets – 3

Braves – 2

Blue Jays – 7

Red Sox – 3

Possible Opposing Starting Pitchers From NL East:

Max Scherzer – WSH

Stephen Strasburg – WSH

Patrick Corbin – WSH

Anibal Sanchez – WSH

Mike Soroka – ATL

Mike Foltynewicz – ATL

Cole Hamels – ATL

Max Fried – ATL

Aaron Nola – PHI

Zack Wheeler – PHI

Jake Arrieta – PHI

Jacob deGrom – NYM

Marcus Stroman – NYM

Steven Matz – NYM

Rick Porcello – NYM

Michael Wacha – NYM

We think that’s just about everything you need to know as a fan at the moment. Let’s go Yanks!