Just finished a bag of Cracker Jack. My prize was a New York Yankees stick on tattoo. Yeah, I know the Mets don’t have any say in the prizes, but there’s something funny about this.
Jacob deGrom set down the Phillies in order in the first.
David Wright walked with one out in the Mets’ first, then in one of my favorite plays, tagged up and advance on Lucas Duda’s fly to left. I wish more players did that as it takes advantage of an out to do something productive.
Phillies 0, Mets 0 (1)
Greetings friends. When I was hospitalized for over six months last summer, I made a promise to myself I would be at Citi Field today. I am here. Not ready to run the bases, but here nonetheless. The grass is still green and the bases are where I remembered them.
It’s a good day, and I’m hoping for a good season, both on the blog and from the Mets.
On this date in 1962, National League baseball returned to New York after a four-year absence in a 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh in their home opener in the Polo Grounds.
Surprisingly, only 12,447 showed up for the first National League game in the city since the Dodgers and Giants bolted for California for the start of the 1958 season.
Thomas hit 34 homers with 94 RBI in 1962. He hit 52 homers in three homers for the Mets. Sherman was 0-4 with a 7.71 ERA in eight games for the Mets in 1962, his only season with the team and his last year in the major leagues.
Bartolo Colon threw his second straight quality start to start the season and added a RBI single to carry the Mets to a 4-3 victory over the Braves Sunday afternoon. And with it, the Mets finish their season-opening road trip at .500 on the eve of their home opener Monday against Philadelphia.
Although he didn’t start, the Mets scored the game-winner on pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy’s sacrifice fly in the eighth. Offensively, Michael Cuddyer hit a two-run homer, his first of the season, and Lucas Duda had three hits.
MURPHY DOESN’T START: Personally, I thought Murphy should have started the season on the disabled list because of a pulled right hamstring. Still do.
That Murphy needed to rest Sunday because his hamstring remains sore, and has a .111 batting average, help support my premise. He just doesn’t look right, and spending the last week in Florida rehabbing would have been the prudent thing.
SYNDERGAARD SORE: As if the Mets didn’t have enough pitching problems, prospect Noah Syndergaard is dealing with forearm soreness.
Don’t forget, Matt Harvey’s elbow problem began with soreness in his elbow.
Syndergaard is scheduled to make his first start of Las Vegas’ Triple-A season Monday at Sacramento.