MMO Reactions: Opening Day Was A Big Hit!
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I was absolutely thrilled and equally surprised to see Johan Santana be that effective on Opening Day. Over the winter, I stated in one post that he would be lucky to get 15 starts in 2012, and he proved me to be dead wrong. His change looks like it never missed a beat. That fifth inning, when it appeared his outing was about to go into the gutter, he got Michael Bourn to ground out, showing why Santana continues to be one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball. ~ Clayton Collier
It gave me a great sense of hope seeing Johan on the mound again since he’s been out as long as my baby girl has been alive! ~ Joe Spector
Baseball is finally back. What can you say about a gorgeous day, the smell of the grass, leather popping, bats cracking and oh yeah – another Mets Opening Day win. Johan’s repertoire may not be 100% just yet, but his winning attitude and warrior’s mentality was perfectly intact and on full display yesterday afternoon. A 1-0 win is always sweet, but when it’s against the Atlanta Braves it’s pure nirvana. One down, 161 to go. ~ Joe D.
I thought the Carter ceremony was perfect. In the past it could have come off as cheap or rushed, and we’d say “Mets screw it up again.” They didn’t. Johan throwing a scoreless game, Ramirez, Rauch and Francisco showing Mets fans what a difference a bullpen can make? No complaints. ~ Jessep
Johan’s start was more than any of us could have hoped for. Aside from the 5th inning when he began to run out of gas he actually dominated. Putting down 12 straight in your first start in over a year just goes to show how great of a pitcher he really is. Wright and Murphy look really good as they both hit solid line drives to both sides of the field. The new look bullpen looked as good in person as they did on paper, and Francisco showed no signs of his balky knee as he dialed it up in the 9th. Great opening day win for the Mets. ~ Dan Valis
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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