Mets Home Opener Was Terrific
It was an emotional day at Citi Field. It was Opening Day, and it was the official unveiling of the Tom Seaver statue. Seeing Seaver with the drop-and-drive, the statue couldn’t have been more perfect.
— New York Mets (@Mets) April 15, 2022
Also perfect was the Jackie Robinson Tribute. This was the 75th anniversary, and all MLB teams wore the solid blue numbers like appeared on the Brooklyn Dodgers jerseys.
Emotions were high, and the crowd was ready. Nothing was going to damper this day.
Part of the reason is Chris Bassitt ensures that would be the case. After all, if you’re honoring Seaver, a great pitching performance is a prerequisite.
— Metsmerized Online (@Metsmerized) April 15, 2022
The Mets offense continued to score. Zach Davies and the Arizona Diamondbacks pitching staff never really had a chance.
Francisco Lindor has homered from both sides of the plate today.
He has 3 home runs on the season, he didn’t hit his 3rd homer last year until May 15.
— Michael Mayer (@mikemayer22) April 15, 2022
Through eight, it was 10-1, and the final would be 10-3 after Sean Reid-Foley struggled again.
The Mets are the first team to six wins. They’re 10-4 in home openers at Citi Field. Lindor looks like a true MVP candidate. The starting pitching has been even better than advertised.
All told, right now, everything is (Tom) Terrific.
Game Notes: Nick Plummer made his MLB debut playing RF in the ninth. Travis Jankowski was 3-for-4 with a run scored. James McCann has started the year 1-for-16. Oliver Perez received a surprise ovation during player introductions.