Will The Mets Make It 31-17?

An article by posted on April 6, 2009

The Mets have have a stellar 30-17 record in Opening Days in their 47 year history.

Eleven of those wins came from Hall of Famer Tom “The Franchise” Seaver. What a stud!

And let’s not forget Doctor K, Dwight Gooden, who won eight Opening Day contests himself. Maybe his nephew Gary Sheffield will help the Mets win tonight’s opener? Stranger things have happened…

With Johan Santana set to take the mound for his second consecutive opening day start, it looks like the odds for improving our record to 31-17 are pretty good. Santana of course, is looking to make it two in a row.

Their winning percentage of .638 seems all the more remarkable when you consider that the Mets got there the hard way, after losing their first eight opening day games. Once you take away that 0-8 start and take a closer look, it’s pretty remarkable and even other-worldly…

The Mets have won 30 of their last 39 opening days (30-9), for a winning percentage of .763!

That’s gotta be some kind of record… right?

Enjoy the game everybody!

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