Sunday, April 10, 2011

Opening Weekend!!

After the Mets started 3-3 on the road, The Mets opened their home schedule this past Friday. I try to make it a point to go to Opening Day every year. And since 1999, I've been to every one but two (2000 and 2002). I love the feeling and energy at Opening Day and if I have any say, I won't be missing any of them anytime soon. Besides' they've done pretty well in the 10 games I've been to before this year, posting a 7-3 record.

I went to this year's Opening Day with a number of friends I met on Twitter. Mary, Patti, Joni, and Cynthia were a pleasure to hang out with at the game! I also ran into Kerel, author of the Mets blog On The Black. You can check out his blog here.

As for the game...

During the National AnthemMy view on Opening Day

Sadly, my opening day record would not improve Friday, as the Mets lost 6-2 to the Washington Nationals. Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez had the hit of the game for the Nats, hitting a 2-run bases-loaded single off Bobby Parnell in the 8th. Add that the Mets couldn't produce anything against the Nats bullpen (3 2/3 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K) and this one was over.

I also went to today's rubber game. Thanks to Christine and Danny for inviting me. I also went with Lisa, Benny, and Courtenay.

My view on Sunday

Chris Young pitched a great game, giving up only 1 hit and 1 run in 7 IP. But while Parnell let the lead grow on Friday, D.J. Carrasco couldn't hold the lead in the 8th. By that point, the Mets offense had shut down, striking out 16 times and getting only 4 hits after the 1st inning (4 hits in 1st inning alone). And with Pudge's RBI single and Laynce Nix's 3-run shot off Blaine Boyer in the 11th, I witnessed my 2nd home loss of the season. Last year it took until July 5th, my 14th game of last season, to witness my 2nd home loss.

My next game is on Tuesday against the Rockies. In the 10 years I've been keeping score at games on a regular basis, only 2008 did I start with an 0-3 home record. Hopefully that doesn't happen this year. Let's Go Mets!!

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