Now for Philly Applesauce - Mets take first series, Cashman blames Mets, Izzy aching


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It was a pretty good opening weekend for the Mets. A Saturday win after a K-Rod blown save and Ike Davis and Willie Harris home runs on Sunday for the team's first road series win of the year. So, the Mets are on pace to win 108 games.

Not all went well over the weekend. Jason Isringhausen already has injured his back in extended spring training and SNY's production staff seems to need a few more days of ST to get in midseason form.

Yankee GM Brian Cashman accused the Mets of abusing Pedro Feliciano, blaming his cross-town rivals for Feliciano's season opening DL stint. Howard Megdal echoes Dan Warthen in saying caveat emptor.

Even though the Mets were thoroughly dominated by Josh Johnson on Opening Day, there were plenty of hopeful signs of improvement in the loss.

Shellfish Beltran!

Willie Harris apparently spoke to a sports psychologist over the offseason. It appears to have worked.

RA Dickey continues his legendary status as he plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro next year.

And, Chris Rock pinpoints the biggest problem with the Mets this year.

Around MLB

It was a good start to the season for the Phillies as they swept the Astros out of Citizen Bank Park to open the year. The team didn't come out unscathed though as Shane Victorino is the latest casualty.

Carlos Santana turned a triple play for the Indians against the White Sox.

Fire Jim Bowden argues that despite the hype, this Nationals team could be the worst one yet.

snow out!

The Kansas City Royal stadium staff kept a woman hit by a baseball bat waiting for nearly 40 minutes for an ambulance to arrive. The woman will need significant surgery to repair her face.

Speaking of gruesome baseball injuries, a Giants fan was brutally beaten outside of Dodger Stadium over the weekend. 

Jon Daniels says he might have missed the boat on Adrian Gonzalez.

And, finally, Allan Hirsch, one of the authors of the new anti-sabermetric book Short Hops, answers some questions at Bleacher Report

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