Tag Archives: Opening Day

By the numbers: Mets home openers

We all know the success the Mets have had on Opening Day since losing eight of their first nine. But having attended the last 19 home openers, and 20 overall (the Mets are 15-5 when I’ve been there), I wondered how they’ve done in their first home game over the years. So I crunched the numbers

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Mets’ Opening Day opponents — and sites — through the years

Some various facts about the Mets’ Opening Day opponents through the years… Their 2018 opener against the Cardinals is the eighth opener vs. St. Louis, tying them with the Expos/Nationals and the Phillies. Seven times the Mets have opened against the Cubs and Pirates, also former NL East rivals, along with the Cards. Since the

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Mixing and matching Opening Day/Week/Series logos

  Some years ago, I searched and tracked each team’s selection for the season-opening logos they decided to paint onto the field for the first games of the season. MLB provides three choices, and it seems the teams decide which one to go with: Opening Day, Opening Series or Opening Week. There doesn’t seem to

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Bringing the hammer on Opening Day

To no one’s surprise, Noah Syndergaard will be the Mets’ Opening Day starter this year. What I find more significant is that he’s the seventh different pitcher to start the first game in the last seven seasons, a record for the franchise. The previous record of six was set from 1980-85 and the pitchers, starting in

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Opening Day optimism

The Mets opened the home portion of their schedule yesterday with a satisfying win over a rebuilding rival on a gorgeous spring day. The reigning NL Rookie of the Year didn’t allow a run despite not having his best stuff, and a pair of emerging young cornerstones drove in the two runs. You couldn’t ask

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