Opening Day Highlight Reel

An article by posted on April 7, 2009

The Mets bullpen is the talk of the town after yesterdays opening day performance. They were also the opening story on ESPN’s Baseball tonight and MLB Network’s MLB Tonight. I can definitely get used to more of this!

Was it just me or did Ryan Church look extremely motivated yesterday? I mean extremely motivated! The best part was that remarkable diving catch and getting up to fire a bullet to double up the runner for the double play. It seemed like he was saying, “I’d like to see Gary Sheffield do that!”

Did you catch the expressions on the faces of Jerry Manuel and Johan Santana after Sean Green put out the fire in the sixth inning without allowing any damage? The only thing better was their reaction after K-Rod closed out the game by whiffing Ramon Hernandez and raising his arms in the air in a “V” for victory!

Dan Murphy is definitely looking more comfortable in left field as evidenced by the way he speared the laser of the bat of Edwin Encarnacion in the sixth inning. It looks like Murph is becoming that gritty gamer that we’ve been pining for since 2007. Heck yeah!

I knew the Mets had an impressive 31-17 record on Opening Day, but it wasn’t until yesterday that I learned it was the best mark in baseball… Not too shabby!

How about Johan Santana… He has now won his last ten decisions, a perfect 10-0, and he has not lost a game in his last eighteen starts. Holy Cow!!!

ThisĀ is starting so shape up as an amazin’s season. I can just feel it!

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