close
close

What channel is broadcasting the New York Mets vs Washington Nationals game today (3/6/24)?

The New York Mets will face the Washington Nationals on Monday, June 3, 2024 (3.6.24) at Nationals Park in Washington, DC

Here's how you can watch: Fans can watch the game for FREE via a trial of DirecTV Stream.

BUY METS TICKETS: STUBHUB, LIVING SEATS, TICKETMASTER

What you need to know:

What: MLB game

Who: New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals

When: June 3, 2024

Time: 6:45 p.m. ET

Where: Nationals Park

TV: SNY

Station finder: Verizon Fios, Comcast Xfinity,Spectrum/Charter,Optimum/Altice,Helmsman,DIRECTV,Court,Hulu, fuboTV, loop.

Live broadcast: DirecTV Stream

Here is a recent MLB story from AP:

NEW YORK (AP) — Darryl Strawberry stood on the turf at Citi Field as his No. 18 was retired and addressed the New York Mets fans he had left behind 34 years earlier.

“I mean this from the bottom of my heart, I'm so sorry I ever left you guys,” Strawberry said to the 30,600 spectators, her voice trailing off. “I'm truly, truly sorry I ever left you guys. I never played baseball in front of bigger fans than you guys.”

Fans of the long-suffering team, which has not won the World Series since Strawberry's Mets in 1986, responded with loud applause, the emotional climax of his 16-minute speech before Saturday's 10-5 loss to Arizona.

Strawberry's No. 18 was cut into the center field grass and the home run apple was turned into a home run strawberry. The Beatles' “Strawberry Fields Forever” played over the PA system. Former teammates and family members sat on folding chairs in the infield.

He wasn't sure he would make it to today. The Mets announced last August that they would retire Strawberry's number this year, along with Dwight Gooden's No. 16. Strawberry had a heart attack on March 11, the day before his 62nd birthday, and ended up at SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis, Missouri.

“When I came out of surgery, my heart rate was 32%,” he said.

Strawberry, who spent more than half the year traveling as a pastor, thanked his wife, Tracy, for taking him to the hospital and saving his life.

“I climbed up and was exhausted,” he said. “When I got home for lunch, she said, 'OK, that's it. We're getting out of here.' And I didn't want to go. I told her I was going to be OK, and she said, 'No, we're going.'”

Strawberry was an eight-time All-Star, including seven during his time with the Mets from 1983 to 1990. In 17 seasons, he had a batting average of .259 with 335 home runs, 1,000 RBIs and 221 stolen bases.

He was selected first overall by the Mets in the 1980 amateur draft, but was unable to find a permanent home after leaving Shea Stadium. He played three seasons for the Los Angeles Dodgers, one for San Francisco, and five for the New York Yankees.

His career would have been far more successful had he not succumbed to the temptation of alcohol and drugs that surrounded baseball stars in 1980s New York. He said Mookie Wilson, one of his teammates, and the late Gary Carter were role models he should have followed.

“I wanted to be like them, not just a guy who plays baseball and puts on the uniform,” Strawberry said during a press conference before the ceremony. “I wanted to be that kind of man. I just didn't have the courage to do what they did back then, and it means a lot to me because they drank milk and I drank alcohol.”

Wearing a blue suit with a dark blue tie and holding a strawberry shake as part of a promotion, Strawberry spoke about his decision to leave the Mets after the 1990 season and sign a five-year contract with his hometown Dodgers. He attributed the move to “a broken relationship with management and their statement that he had to have a good season.”

“Well, you can't tell that to a kid from the ghetto, because to us it means nothing,” he said. “It means I'm going to show you, and that's what I had to do this year as a free agent.”

Strawberry recalled that he wore number 8 in high school, but that it was no longer available because of Ronn Reynolds when he arrived in New York in 1983. Strawberry wanted to keep an 8, so he chose 18.

“There was no reason to switch because if I had switched, Carter would have come over and he would have taken over for me anyway,” Strawberry said.

Gooden, who spoke for three minutes when his number was suspended on April 14, was by Strawberry's side as always.

“Doc was crazier than me,” Strawberry recalled, referring to his friend’s struggle to stay sober.

Gooden's response was, “I don't know. I learned from him,” he said with a chuckle.

Mets owner Steve Cohen has been pushing for the team to pay more attention to its past since he purchased the franchise before the 2021 season. David Wright's No. 5 seems likely at some point in the future.

“It commemorates those moments in Mets history and the people involved in them and gives you some hope for the future that it's possible,” Cohen said.

Strawberry is extremely grateful to have made it to this day and says that his upbringing led to the difficulties in his life.

“Because I came from a broken home, I was broken as a person and could never find the happiness that I did for myself when I was successful,” he said. “I came from a broken home and my father was a severe alcoholic and he said I would never amount to anything.”

“I don't regret what happened to me because it made me the man I am today and I'm grateful for every challenge I've had to face and every situation I've had to go through,” he added, “because it just made me want to keep going and try to be a better person than my father and I think I did it. I think I did it.”

MORE METS COVERAGE

Thank you for relying on us for journalism you can trust. Please consider supporting NJ.com with a subscription.