With higher expectations for 2015, three of the first seven home crowds exceeded 41,000 and two others were around 39,000.
For a team with tremendous expectations after a long run of losing, the Mets are off to a fast start.
This team is confident, and it’s ready to prove that it can keep winning without the face of the franchise.
A group of Mets fans has its own slogan this season, a message directed at the club’s owners. When the team arrived at Citi Field for Monday’s home opener, it was greeted by two new billboards just outside the ballpark.
“When he puts it in play he gets a cheer, so when he gets a hit it’s a double cheer,” Mets manager Terry Collins said after the victory.
People attached a lot of adjectives to the Mets’ chances before Saturday’s news. Young. Eager. Resilient. Solid. It’s amazing how the conversation changed so quickly.
“Hey, Terry. Here’s your lineup for tomorrow,” the Mets GM said in front of reporters. Finishing the bit, Collins put the prop in a pocket and joked, “I was waiting for that all day.”
Who’s managing things around here? Some believe the lineup used by the Mets on opening day came from GM Sandy Alderson, not skipper Terry Collins, though it could have had his blessing.
Despite an impressive win on Opening Day, this provides yet another example of how those ‘Not So Amazins’ just can’t seem to get it right…
As the season starts, the Nationals are a popular pick to win their first World Series. Meanwhile, the Mets are looking to bump Washington off its perch. Talk about a juicy opening day matchup.
If spring training was a time for hope, Opening Day is a time for belief. So go ahead. Believe.
Montero continued to bolster his case on Monday, allowing two hits in six scoreless innings against the Marlins. He struck out six and didn’t issue a walk.
“The question now is whether we’re going to carry three, and we like Gilmartin enough to strongly consider that,” general manager Sandy Alderson said.
Thursday’s hot topic with regards to opening up this edition of the Morning Extravaganza turned out to be how the Mets are considering hitting rising star Juan Lagares ninth in the batting order.
If the Mets expect to be relevant this year, Matt Harvey will pitch plenty of pressure games. Opening Day is not one of them. It’s just one of 162.