The MLB Mets won their umpteenth Opening Day game yesterday. It was a 1-0 nailbiter against the Braves. Johan was, for the most part, outstanding, but the offense is already in mid-season form. They left the population of a small town on the bases, and only David Wright came up with a clutch hit to drive in the only run of the day.
The pre-game featured Ralph Kiner announcing the Mets’ starting lineup, and I got teary-eyed. It got worse when I heard about Gary Carter’s family throwing out first pitches to Carter’s 1986 teammates. Here is an article from Mets.com about the pre-game ceremonies, along with a couple of video clips. I still say his number should be retired.
The FSL Mets lost their Opening Day game to the Bradenton Marauders. This was a 3-2 nailbiter and went 11 innings. Dad, KC and I were there, as part of an announced crowd of 4,000+/-. I don’t believe that number for a minute, but it was a pretty good crowd just the same. There were fireworks after the game, but we left in the 10th inning because some of us have to work today. We were not alone.
Both teams made errors early on, and were lucky that these errors did not cost them any runs. There were also some stellar plays in the field that prevented other runs from scoring. It was a beautiful night, despite a few drops here and there, and I look forward to many more over the course of the season.
Mets box here.
PSL Mets box here.