The Mets have continued their incredible Opening Day history with the win today against the Cincinnati Reds. At the same time, they defied history.
The Mets started with a poor winning percentage at the start of the franchise. After eight years of losses, the Mets started to win. Since 1970, the Mets have gone 30-9 to start their season.
The last time the Mets played against the Reds for opening day in Cincy was back in 1984 and 2005. They lost both games.
Today was a different story. With a home run by Daniel Murphy to start the offense and 5 2/3 stellar innings by Johan Santana, the Mets have started off their season with 1-0 win.
Santana proved he was the ace by only allowing three hits, walked four, struck out seven and gave up one run.
He handed the ball over to the bullpen.
Sean Green came in to pitch 1.1 innings not giving up a hit.
JJ Putz had some trouble, but managed to work through it. He came in the game in the eighth. He walked one guy and struckout another.
Naturally, K-Rod came in to shut the game down.
The season has officially begun my friends. Enjoy it! It will be one for the ages.