The New York Mets will play a three-game series against the Miami Marlins in San Juan, Puerto Rico next season in April.
At the end of July, New York Mets beat writer Mike Puma (New York Post) heard that the team would play a series against the Miami Marlins in Puerto Rico next year.
Repeating earlier Tweet: Hearing the Mets and Marlins will likely play a series next year in Puerto Rico. Announcement could be coming soon from MLB. Mets last played in Puerto Rico in 2010.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) July 31, 2019
On Monday, those rumors and reports turned out to be true. Per the MLB Public Relations official Twitter account, the Mets will play a three-game series in San Juan, Puerto Rico next season against Miami. The Hiram Bithorn Stadium will serve as the host for the series. They will be Marlins home games.
The 2020 @MLB regular season schedule will begin with all 30 Clubs scheduled to play on Thursday, March 26th. Complete schedules can be viewed at https://t.co/7b16TAwzW0 and on the 30 Club sites. Highlights of the 2020 regular season schedule include: pic.twitter.com/wxsGs29thk
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) August 12, 2019
The series will be held from April 28-30. The Mets and Marlins last played a series in Puerto Rico in 2010.
Whether or not either team will be dominant next season (late April is tough to tell if a team is playoff-bound, anyway), it’s a great marketing event for the MLB. I’m definitely part of the crowd that’ll say numerous good things come out of these types of events.
Hopefully, both the Mets and Marlins are two of the better teams in the NL East division next year. That would make it a great matchup through three consecutive days in San Juan.
Currently, the Mets are the hottest team in baseball, having won 15 of their last 17 contests. New York has emerged victorious in each of their previous six series, finding themselves 1.0 game back in the NL Wild Card standings. On Tuesday, they’ll begin a three-game series in Atlanta against the Braves.