Some main attractions are missing as the Mets host the San Diego Padres in their season opener Monday.
Jedd Gyorko is there to provide a solid bat in the lineup, and he could very well emerge as one of the league’s best offensive second baseman.
“Ah, he’s not ready. The changeup isn’t developed. He’s raw.” Blah, blah, blah.
Matt Harvey and the Mets got roughed up by the Padres on Sunday. San Diego scored five runs off Harvey in five innings and won 7-3.
Jeremy Hefner gave the Mets six solid innings as they defeated the Padres 6-2 on Saturday night.
Neil Keefe and Sweeny Murti look at the Yankees as they return home from a 2-5 West Coast road trip with Ichiro Suzuki, but without Alex Rodriguez.
Since Alex Rodriguez will be out of the Yankees line up for six to eight weeks, Brian Cashman will need someone to fill his role.
Johan Santana dazzled the Padres as he earned a complete game shutout on Saturday. The Mets won 9-0.