Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wrapping Up Win Number One

The Mets scored one run. The Braves scored zero runs. Win number one is in the books and it feels great.

Johan Santana threw five scoreless innings and only needed to pitch out of one jam. Ramon Ramirez, Tim Byrdak, Jon Rauch, and Frank Francisco shutout the Braves after Johan left the game and they all looked better than they ever did during Spring Training. Josh Thole, Daniel Murphy, and David Wright all had two hits and Wright had the first RBI of the season. Nine of the pitches Ike Davis saw in his four at-bats were curve balls, which is a pretty bizarre stat.

The only negative from this game is that Andres Torres left after reinjuring his calf chasing a ball in the outfield. He is likely headed to the disabled list. If he does indeed land on the DL the Mets could call up Kirk Nieuwenhuis or Vinny Rottino. Calling up Rottino would require moving someone off of the 40-man roster.

The Mets are now 33-18 all time on Opening Day. No matter what happens the rest of the season, they usually give us one day for nothing but optimism.

Let's Go Mets!

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