Meet the Mets
The Mets lost to the Nationals again last night, as Bartolo Colon gave up three runs in six innings. The lineup didn't help much, either, scoring one run in the first inning and nothing more, and the bullpen gave up two runs in three innings of work. Choose your recap: Times, Post, Newsday, Daily News, mets.com, ESPN New York, Amazin' Avenue.
New outfielder Chris Young made his Mets debut after missing Opening Day with a strained quad. He lasted just half an inning, though, before the injury forced him out of the game. He says the beginning of the regular season has been like a bad dream.
The best Mets news of the past twenty-four hours was that Frank Viola's heart surgery went well.
Sports on Earth has a great piece on Bobby Abreu. Sandy Alderson told the media yesterday that he thinks Abreu could be a bench bat or fifth outfielder.
The Mets have struck out a bunch of times in their first two games. Newsday dubs their ballpark "Strikeout Citi."
Speaking of Alderson, you might have noticed that his bullpens have been bad. And with Bobby Parnell on the shelf for at least several weeks, Jared Diamond of the Journal looks at the team's options in the pen.
The Mets are only two games into the season, but Jason Fry's already at the end of his rope over at Faith and Fear.
If you're in need of a good laugh, MLB Network reenacted Bryce Harper's slide into Eric Young Jr.'s leg on Opening Day.
Around the NL East
Around Major League Baseball
Beyond the Box Score takes a look at how hitters fare when they swing in a 3-0 count.
Hardball Times looks back at beer and baseball.
Yesterday at AA
Here's a look back at Jose Valverde's career, as he's taken over the closer gig for the Mets.
The Mets' bullpen looks awful so far, but it's likely to be better over the rest of the season.