2022 has been a storybook season thus far for the New York Mets, who own the National League’s best record.
They lead the NL East by five games over the defending champion Atlanta Braves and they have fought through numerous injuries already, with Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer being the most notable losses.
The Mets just wrapped up a three-game series with the struggling Los Angeles Angels, who are not far removed from a 14-game losing skid.
New York took two out of three and remained at the top of the National League.
Mets reporter Anthony DiComo tweeted an interesting fact about the remainder of their schedule as they continue their special season.
The Mets have 100 games left. Only three of them are scheduled to start later than 7:40 p.m. ET.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 13, 2022
A Convenient Schedule
It’s always nice to not have too many games that start late.
Usually, you’ll get those when you’re playing on the West Coast, assuming your team doesn’t play in the mountain and pacific time zones.
It’s toughest on the East Coast teams.
Jet-lag takes over sometimes and can really affect the flow of things.
But it’s good news for the Mets that they don’t have to play too many more late games.
Those can take a lot out of a team that isn’t used to playing games that go that late into the night.
But Mets fans won’t have to stay up too late to watch their team very often from this point on.
It can be tough on the fanbase too.
The loyal fans aren’t always able to stay up super late to watch their teams, but both the Mets and their fans are in luck here.
We’ll see if playing earlier games will end up helping the Mets as they continue to move through the season.