Can anyone stop the Mariners?
On July 19 Seattle sat at 47-48 and was 10 games back in the AL West. Since then, the Mariners have gone an absurd 29-9, racing to the top of the division, where it currently resides in a tie with the Astros. During that time, no player has been worth more FanGraphs Wins Above Replacement (fWAR) than Julio Rodriguez, who has accumulated 3.0 fWAR with a .378/.429/.673 slash with 11 homers and 13 steals.
The Mets have, well, not been as hot. On July 7, New York won its sixth straight game to move to 42-46, possibly inspiring some brief hope before the All-Star break. The Mets have since plummeted, going 19-33, with losses in six of their past eight games.
Will Seattle continue to ride the hot hand, or will the Mets find some semblance of competitiveness down the stretch of the season? Tune in to this weekend’s series at Citi Field to see.
MORE: Watch ‘Friday Night Baseball’ tonight on Apple TV+ (free trial)
Here’s what you need to know to watch the Mets host the Mariners on Friday night.
What channel is Mariners vs. Mets on tonight?
Friday night’s game between the Mariners and Mets will be broadcast on Apple TV+, the exclusive home of “Friday Night Baseball” for the 2023 MLB season.
What time is Mariners vs. Mets tonight?
- First pitch: 7:10 p.m. ET
Mariners vs. Mets is set to start at 7:10 p.m. ET from Citi Field in New York.
Apple TV+ will have pregame coverage throughout the day with curated articles for each team and MLB. Fans can watch the “Countdown to First Pitch” pregame show 15 minutes prior to the start of the game.
Apple TV+ will broadcast another game on Friday night: Rays vs. Guardians, which will also be at 7:10 p.m. ET.
How to live stream Mariners vs. Mets
Mariners vs. Mets will be available exclusively through Apple TV+, but there are still different ways to stream the game. Apple TV+ is available to stream on your phone, tablet, computer and smart TV, as well as streaming devices such as Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV stick.
How much does Apple TV+ cost?
The service starts at $6.99 a month in the U.S. Yearly subscriptions begin at $69. In Canada, a monthly subscription is $8.99 CAD.
Last season, the service was free for those trying to watch “Friday Night Baseball,” but that is no longer an option. Apple does offer a seven-day free trial for new sign-ups, but you will need a subscription to watch MLB’s “Friday Night Baseball” games beyond that.
The service is also home to the hit show “Ted Lasso,” among other original series. It also operates MLS Season Pass, which allows fans to watch every MLS game without blackout restrictions, for an additional fee.
Apple TV+ ‘Friday Night Baseball’ 2023 schedule
|Friday, Sept. 1||Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Guardians||7 p.m.|
|Friday, Sept. 1||Seattle Mariners vs. New York Mets||7 p.m.|
|Friday, Sept. 8||St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds||6:30 p.m.|
|Friday, Sept. 8||San Diego Padres vs. Houston Astros||8 p.m.|
|Friday, Sept. 15||Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles||7 p.m.|
|Friday, Sept. 15||Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals||8 p.m.|
|Friday, Sept. 22||New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies||7 p.m.|
|Friday, Sept. 22||San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers||10 p.m.|