How to watch, stream and bet Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV Plus


It’s the start of “Friday Night Baseball” on Apple TV Plus as the New York Mets take on the Washington Nationals for Game 2 of a four-game series. Here’s everything you need to know.

When and where is Mets-Nationals?

Food: 1-0 | Nationals: 0-1
Date: 04/08/2022 | First throw: 7:05 p.m. ET
Location: Washington, D.C. | Stadium: National Park

How to watch the Mets-Nationals?

TV: AppleTV+ | Direct: AppleTV app
Advertisers: Melanie Newman, Chris Young, Hannah Keyser, Brooke Fletcher

Friday night’s game between the Mets and the Nationals — which is expected to be Max Scherzer’s debut with the Mets against his former team — will stream exclusively on Apple TV+. You can watch the game by launching the Apple+ app or on the MLB.TV app. If you don’t have an Apple ID, you can create one at For more information, visit

How to bet Mets-Nationals?

Money line: Mets -172 | Nationals +144
Spread: Mets -1.5 (-105) | Nationals +1.5 (-114)
9 Over -110 | Less than -110

In addition to traditional bets like moneyline, point spread and game total, there are a number of bets offered at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Do you like the Mets’ chances of leading after the first inning? If so, consider betting on the outcome of New York’s +240 first leg.

Max Scherzer’s debut with the Mets

The Mets landed one of baseball’s leading starting pitchers in free agency, signing three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer to a record-breaking, three-year, $130 million contract with MLB. Scherzer’s debut was delayed by a day due to a tight hamstring, but the 37-year-old said he was “ready to go” for Friday’s contest. His presence becomes even more vital to New York’s long-term success as the club will be without compatriot Jacob deGrom (scapula) for the foreseeable future.

Mets projected roster

CF Brandon Nimmo
RF Starling Marte
SS Francisco Lindor
1B Pete Alonso
DH Robinson Canoe
3B Eduardo Escobar
LF Mark Canha
2B Jeff McNeil
C James McCann

Starting pitcher: Max Scherzer

Nationals look to bounce back from disappointing home opener

Washington didn’t give its fans much on Thursday as Dave Martinez’s club managed just six hits in a 5-1 Opening Day loss. Unfortunately, offense will likely be hard to come by again against the former franchise ace.

Projected composition of national championships

2B Cesar Hernandez
RF Juan Soto
DH Nelson Cruz
1B Josh Bell
C Keibert Ruiz
LF Lane Thomas
3B Maikel Franco
SS Alcides Escobar
CF Victor Robles

Starting pitcher: Josiah Gray