Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
Lucas Duda crushed two home runs and Jenrry Mejia struck out 8 over six innings of work, as the Mets picked up their first victory of the season, 4-3 over the Reds.
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Dillon Gee matches up with Johnny Cueto this afternoon as the Mets and Reds play game two of their series at Citi Field. First pitch is set for 1:10 PM.
WFAN's Boomer Esiason apologized to Daniel Murphy for his opinions on Murphy's paternity leave.
Why not promote Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom to help the bullpen right now? Terry Collins explains.
A life long Mets fan is teaching Indonesian students how to sing Meet the Mets.
Somebody at Citi Field must have a sense of humor with the way these Nolan Ryan and Robin Ventura photos are paired.
Yesterday At AA
Matthew Callan is looking back at the 1999 Mets, a new weekly feature!
Here's Aaron Yorke's Mets vs. Reds series preview.
Brandon Nimmo took time with a young fan on Opening Day. What a nice guy!
How will Zack Wheeler fare in 2014? Take a guess in our community projection.
Around the NL East
The Marlins defeated the Padres 8-2 behind Tom Koehler. Also, Giancarlo Stanton is my hero. He launched a monster 485-foot home run last night.
The Braves beat the Nationals 2-1, handing them their first loss of the season. Mark Lerner says the Nationals' payroll is already beyond topped out at this point. Atlanta added former Mets reliever Pedro Beato to their roster, meaning he'll probably become the next Atlanta Braves super awesome reliever.
Chase Utley homered as the Phillies beat the Cubs 7-2.
Around the Majors
Masahiro Tanaka made his big league debut and won, despite a rocky start to the game. Unfortunately, Mark Teixeira is headed to the disabled list with a hamstring strain.
Poor field conditions at the O.Co Coliseum forced the A's and Mariners to postpone their game.
The games are already mattering, says Jeff Sullivan, using Fangraphs' playoff odds tool.
Five Blue Jays players were willing to defer salary in order to allow the Jays to sign starter Ervin Santana, who ended up going to Atlanta instead.
Baseball Prospectus ran down the best pitches thrown this week.
Baseball America ran down the youngest players at each level of the minor leagues on Opening Day 2014.
28,000 Lego bricks were used to create a replica of Fenway Park. Cool!
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