Since we have turned the calendar to August, why not start thinking about the 2022 MLB schedule. Today, the Washington Nationals released their 2022 schedule. The Washington Nationals will kick off the 2022 season away in New York against the Mets on March 31, 2022 and the Nationals 2022 home opener will be on April 4th against the Philadelphia Phillies.
This will be the fourth consecutive year that the Nationals will kick off their season against the New York Mets.
The visit from the Athletics will mark their first visit to Nationals Park since the stadium opened in 2008. With their visit, each of the 29 other clubs will have played against the Nationals at Nationals Park. Washington and Oakland last faced off in Washington, D.C. June 7th-9th, 2005 at RFK Stadium.
Interleague road trips will include series against the Los Angeles Angels (May 6th-8th), Texas Rangers (June 24th-26th) and Seattle Mariners (Aug., 23rd-24th). Washington’s visit to Texas will be its first since June 17th-19th, 2005.
Some other highlights:
- Trea Turner will make his first return to Nationals Park on May 23, 2022 when the Los Angles Dodgers visit Washington D.C. for a three game series.
- The Nationals will play against the Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers all next season.
- The All-Star break will start on July 18th and will end on the 21st.
- The Nationals will host the Miami Marlins during the 4th of July weekend in 2022.
- Lastly, to close out the season the Nationals will host the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies from September 26 – October 2.