San Diego Padres
Some main attractions are missing as the Mets host the San Diego Padres in their season opener Monday.
The hard realities of age, injuries, and talent levels can wait. Today, just knowing that baseball season has begun should suffice. In other words, don’t worry. Be happy.
New York’s Opening Day winning percentage is a major league best .647 (33-18).
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.
If you’re a Mets fan, you’ve heard of The 7 Line. Heck, you’re probably a member of The 7 Line Army. And if you’re lucky, you have the hottest ticket in town for Opening Day.
Raul Ibanez’s role will increase against the Tigers’ parade of right-handed starters and will be a key figure in the Yankees’ hopes of reaching the World Series.
A Dodgers-Yankees World Series has not been seen since Tommy Lasorda led the 1981 Dodgers to a six-game victory over the Yankees.
It’s clear that Johan Santana has become a question mark, a potential square in the grand circle of Sandy Alderson’s offseason puzzle.
“Ah, he’s not ready. The changeup isn’t developed. He’s raw.” Blah, blah, blah.
After Craig pointed out that Usain Bolt is fast, Jerry Recco was on hand to deliver his well prepared update.
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.
Carlos Quentin scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning when he knocked the ball out of catcher Josh Thole’s glove, and the San Diego Padres beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Friday night.
Talk about a different team than just a week ago. Now bring on those Padres.
The New York Mets are considering putting R.A. Dickey on the mound every fourth game instead of the traditional five.