Mets ace Johan Santana and the Atlanta Braves have the same thing in mind heading into Opening Day. They’d both like to put last year behind them.
All we’ve heard about the 2012 Mets has been negative, and that’s putting it mildly. It’s been more like depressing. Enter Rich Coutinho.
Opening Day will be the sixth in Mets history to be played on a Thursday. The Amazin’s are 5 and 0 all-time on Thursday openers, their best mark on any day of the week.
SNY studio analyst Bob Ojeda called in this morning while wandering around Citi Field to talk about — what else? — Mets baseball.
Craig started feeling that he was somewhat alone in his love for Opening Day. Boomer assured his radio partner that he too is very excited, but after learning that Craig had been at work since 1:30 a.m., Boomer conceded that Craig probably is a little more excited.
It’s Opening Day for the Mets, which means anything is possible. At least that is the line of thinking Craig is going with, as he was barely able to contain his excitement this morning.
In addition to slicing payroll this winter, the Mets cut dimensions at Citi Field.
How will I greet Opening Day? By Burma-Shaving with my Gem Razor, of course. And who can ever forget that Rheingold beer jingle and the smell of Ball Park franks? Commentary By Jim Burns.
Alex Rodriguez is ready for Opening Day. That’s 1 out of 162. But how many more after that?
On Sunday, the good news: Johan Santana will start Opening Day. On Monday, the bad.
Amidst a sea of doubts about whether he would make it through spring training and even be in the Mets rotation for 2012, Santana was officially tabbed as the Opening Day starter on Sunday.
Pelfrey’s spring stats usually aren’t so hot — and this year has been no different. Well, certain members of the Mets’ front office were reportedly ready to give up on the 6-foot-7 hurler.
“We are thrilled that the Carters will be with us,” Jeff Wilpon said in a statement. “Mets fans will have the chance to pay their respects and remember all of his accomplishments.”
Johan Santana is a pitching superstar, and that swagger is very important to a franchise that has not had much to puff their chest out about lately.
New York Mets ace Johan Santana pitched two scoreless innings against St. Louis on Tuesday in his first game facing Major League hitters in 18 months. Santana gave up one hit and one walk. He threw 29 pitches — 17 for strikes — in the Mets’ second game of Spring Training.