Daniel Murphy looked as good as he did all Spring. The bullpen lived up to the promise. And the Mets won their opener against the Cincinnati Reds. With the win, the Mets surged from out of nowhere into a first-place tie in the National East. Quite the turnaround for a team that was winless as recently as yesterday.
As for David Wright, he began the season without a mustache. He went 1-3 with two walks and two adventures on the basepaths. He was thrown out at home after being given the go-ahead by the appropriately named (for this blog’s purposes) Razor Shines. Later, he was picked off of first while representing a potential insurance run.
So, a mixed bag on day 1. A Mets win but an inconsistent day from David, who clearly would have benefited from a stache.
1 down. 161 (plus playoffs) to go. Let’s GROW Mets!