Meet the Mets
The season’s first series goes to the Mets. Matt Harvey pitched very well and had the pleasant luxury of run support as New York won 6-2 against the Braves. Wilmer Flores and Travis d’Arnaud provided the biggest hits. Next up, Miami comes to town, and Zack Wheeler makes his much-anticipated return to the mound.
By all indications, Wheeler is amped to get back on the mound. Perhaps a bit too amped.
Noah Syndergaard spoke about why he’s planning on using his two-seamer more this season.
Terry Collins says he plans to experiment with the lineup a fair amount early on this season.
From the current Mets skipper to the original, there’s a new biography on Casey Stengel.
In the first at-bat of his minor league career, Tim Tebow hit a home run.
Around the NL East
The Braves fell short in the rubber match, despite another excellent game from Matt Kemp.
A new potential Marlins buyer has also surfaced: future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter.
From Washington’s perspective, the loss will most likely put their patchwork bullpen further under the microscope.
Around the Majors
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
The latest episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio featured a very special guest and several other segments.
The minor league schedule began Thursday, and Steve Sypa delivered some previews of the St. Lucie Mets, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies—yes, they actually went through with the new name—and the Las Vegas 51s.
This Date in Mets History
It’s now been 33 years since Dwight Gooden first stepped onto the mound as a New York Met. He was just 19 years old, but managed to tally five strikeouts over five innings, and earned himself a win against the Astros.