2020 MLB season schedule: Yankees vs. Nationals to highlight primetime roster on July 23, according to report

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We are still waiting for an official release of the Major League Baseball 2020 calendar, but we know it will be regional. The traditional Opening Day looks like it will be on July 24 with some games played on July 23. It is customary for the defending champion to appear the day before the official “Opening Day”, so this New York Post The report makes perfect sense.

(E) The current plan to launch the regular season on July 23, but not with a full list of games. The highlight of the day will be the Yankees at Nationals Park against the defending champions, likely in primetime, The Post has learned.

It will be an incredibly fun game to start the season with the exception that the defending champions have to open at home in front of an empty stadium instead of a full house with a ring ceremony.

The opening day starter for the Yankees will obviously be Gerrit Cole, who we last saw in the bullpen watching his Astros team lose before wearing a Boras team hat after the game and seemed a bit unhappy. Now with his new contract of more than $ 300 million in hand, he is the ace of the Yankees. He would face the Nationals’ offensive centered on Juan Soto while trying to replace lost production by Anthony Rendon’s signing with the Angels.

On the Nationals side, it could be Max Scherzer or Stephen Strasburg (or even Patrick Corbin!) Dealing with the Yankees’ offense that hit 306 ridiculous home runs last season, which would have set the MLB record, except that the The twins hit more. Those Yankees didn’t even have Giancarlo Stanton for more than 18 games, while Aaron Judge only had 102. They seem to be completely healthy at this point.

Assuming this can happen, that’s an excellent start.