(1-0, 1-0 home)
1:10 PM ET, April 5, 2010
Citi Field, New York, New York
Rubin: Coming Through
Johan Santana got the Mets off to a good start in 2010. He's the one starting pitcher the Mets can count on, writes Adam Rubin. Story
• The Mets won their fifth straight opener and have won 32 of their last 41 Opening Day games, after starting 0-8. They've won 18 of the last 20 season openers in New York.
• David Wright hit his second career Opening Day homer. It was the Mets' first homer to the right-field corner at Citi Field, the one spot in the year-old park that wouldn't have been a homer at Shea Stadium.
• Jason Bay, in his Mets debut, became the third Met to triple on Opening Day, the first since Jose Vizcaino in 1994.
• Johan Santana picked up the win for his fourth straight on Opening Day, becoming 4-1 for his career on the season's first day. He improved to 6-1 career against the Marlins.
• Josh Johnson fell to 7-1 career against the Mets.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Mets SS Jose Reyes stole two bases and played four innings in the field in an extended spring training game against New York's Class A affiliate. On the DL because of a hyperactive thyroid, Reyes went 1 for 3. ... The wind wreaked havoc on a couple of balls hit to the outfield. "It seemed like every inning it was blowing a different direction," Maybin said. "It was tough." INF Ruben Tejada and RHP Jenrry Mejia of the Mets are the youngest players in the majors at 20 years old. Mejia, who is 16 days older than Tejada, is the youngest pitcher to make New York's Opening Day roster since Dwight Gooden in 1984. Tejada is the Mets' youngest position player on their Opening Day roster since Tim Foli in 1971.
Regular Season Series
|Florida leads 12-6 (as of Mon 4/5)|
|» Mon 4/5||@NYM 7, FLA 1||Box Score|
|Wed 4/7||FLA 7, @NYM 6||Recap|
|Thu 4/8||FLA 3, @NYM 1||Recap|
|Thu 5/13||@FLA 2, NYM 1||Recap|
|Fri 5/14||@FLA 7, NYM 2||Recap|
|Sat 5/15||@FLA 7, NYM 5||Recap|
|Sun 5/16||@FLA 10, NYM 8||Recap|
|Fri 6/4||@NYM 4, FLA 3||Recap|
|Sat 6/5||@NYM 6, FLA 1||Recap|
|Sun 6/6||@NYM 7, FLA 6||Recap|
|Mon 6/28||@FLA 10, NYM 3||Recap|
|Tue 6/29||@FLA 7, NYM 6||Recap|
|Wed 6/30||NYM 6, @FLA 5||Recap|
|Tue 8/24||@NYM 6, FLA 5||Recap|
|Wed 8/25||FLA 5, @NYM 4||Recap|
|Thu 8/26||FLA 11, @NYM 4||Recap|
|Tue 9/21||@FLA 5, NYM 2||Recap|
|Wed 9/22||@FLA 7, NYM 5||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Mets|
|1st||D Wright homered to right (362 feet). L Castillo scored.||0||2|
|FLA||6th||J Cantu doubled to deep left, C Coghlan scored.||1||2|
|6th||J Francoeur hit sacrifice fly to center, J Bay scored.||1||3|
|6th||R Barajas doubled to deep center, G Matthews scored.||1||4|
|6th||A Pagan singled to shallow right center, R Barajas scored.||1||5|
|6th||A Cora grounded out to shortstop, A Pagan scored.||1||6|
|7th||J Francoeur doubled to shallow center, G Matthews scored.||1||7|
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|Stadium||Citi Field, New York, NY|
|Attendance||41,245 (98.4% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||66 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Wally Bell, First Base - Laz Diaz, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - James Hoye|