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Mets Morning News: Mets deGrominate in electric Citi Field opener

Your Harvey Day dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

What a day, yesterday was at Citi Field! The Mets made their first appearance at home in front of a raucous crowd in the most attended game in Citi Field history. Jacob deGrom didn't allow a run, and some timely hitting, combined with some bad Phillies mistakes, won the game for our heroes, 2-0. The Mets are home again tonight, at 7:10pm EST, for the first Harvey Day of the year at Citi Field; but to hold you over until then, you can choose your recap from yesterday: Amazin' Avenue short, long, Newsday,, ESPN New York, Daily News, NY Post, NY Times,

Bob Klapisch says there's something returning to Citi Field this year that there hasn't been in years - fun.

Mike Lupica says that the Mets did well in honoring the families of the two NYPD police officers who were murdered in December.

Mike Puma notes that Sandy Alderson doesn't seem all that worried about Jenrry Mejia.

Marty Noble writes that the Mets win today showed that they have confidence in themselves.

Steve Serby says that the Mets confidence has trickled from the top down.

Jon Heyman suggests that if the Mets are going to the playoffs this year, Jacob deGrom is going to be the one to take them there.

Joel Sherman says that the Citi Field opener was thrilling, but the Mets must keep winning games.

The Mets drew some celebrity fans to the home opener, specifically Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Matthew Broderick, and Trevor Noah.

According to The FiveThirtyEight, the Mets good Spring Training boosted their projected win total.

Bill Madden says that Jacob deGrom's performance wasn't great, and we should be perfectly okay with that.

Joe Trezza previews the first Harvey Day at Citi Field for

Tyler Kepner writes that Citi Field, once home to pessimism and failure, is now filled with confidence.

C.J. Nitkowski says that based on his personal experience, it's possible Jenrry Mejia might not have known what he was taking.

Jeff Sullivan tried to recap Matt Harvey's debut start from a statistical perspective.

Marc Carig writes that Mets fans have reason to be concerned about Wilmer Flores' bad play.

Major League Baseball is looking to see if Jenrry Mejia's drug case may be linked to a wider circle of stanozolol offenders.

Around the NL East

The Good Phight recapped yesterday's game, from the Philly perspective.

The Braves continued their winning ways, as they beat the Marlins 3-2. The game featured two rain delays and a lot of sloppy defense.

The Nationals got torched, just about singlehandedly, by Mookie Betts, as the Red Sox were 9-2 winners. Betts robbed Bryce Harper of a home run, hit a home run, and stole two bases on the same play, all before eating lunch.

Around the Majors

MLB is reporting that their pace of play rules changes may be working, as games appear to be getting shorter.

Our friendTed Berg talked to some Mets players about their most embarrassing baseball injury, after he got hit in the face by a fly ball.

Former Met Pedro Martinez has been well-received in his new role as a commentator for MLB Network.

Jonah Keri wonders if the Royals aren't going to be a mirror image of last year's team, playoff run and all.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said he hasn't given up on his dream of playing baseball just yet.

Dave Cameron deciphers the impacts of small sample size data on baseball's big picture.

The Diamondbacks made themselves look silly again, by forcing patrons wearing Dodgers gear to change their shirts.

Yesterday at AA

The Player Performance Meters are back! Chris McShane dusted off the old machines, and even got one to spit out the infamous Dickeyball in its first use of the season. Position players can be found here, and pitchers here.

Aaron Yorke gave us a preview of what top expect in the early-week series with the Phillies.

Steve Schreiber previewed the Phillies series with our friends at The Good Phight.

Chris McShane took a look at just how many bats Jacob deGrom managed to miss in his first start.

And lastly, but certainly not least, a very hearty congratulations to Eric, his wife, and the Simon family on the birth of a happy, healthy baby boy! Here's to many happy years of Mets memories together!

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