April 6th, 2015
The Mets stole a win from the Washington Nationals today, April 6th, 2015. Bartolo Colon was great for 6 strong innings, making only one mistake to Bryce Harper in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Mets bats were eerily quiet as the game progressed, and, against a formidable pitcher, who was throwing a no-hitter through 5 and 2 thirds, it looked like this game could end 1-0 for the Nats but a mis- communication between Dan Uggla and Ian Desmond kept the top of the sixth going, and Lucas Duda singled to bring in two. After that, the Mets tallied on another run with a Travis d’Arnaud Triple, and the Mets bullpen was lights out for three innings.
– Mejia was removed prior to entering the game for the save. He is reported to have elbow soreness.
– Buddy Carlyle received his first ever save in a major league game, he is 37 years of age.
– Bartolo Colon, the Mets oldest Opening Day starter, gets the victory.
-If Mejia has to go down, Eric Campbell should be recalled.
Today is the first of many, but it is Opening Day. Hope Springs Eternal. Everything starts again, but with renewed vigor, determination and a chance.
The Mets start this battle today at 4:10 pm in Nationals Park. The Nationals are banged up, so if there is one time to beat the Nationals, this series is the time.
Mets- Bartolo Colon (0-0) 0.00 ERA
Nats- Max Scherzer (0-0) 0.00 ERA
Today’s Starting Lineups:
Curtis Granderson, RF
David Wright, 3B
Lucas Duda, 1B
Michael Cuddyer, LF
Daniel Murphy, 2B
Juan Lagares, CF
Travis d’Arnaud, C
Wilmer Flores, SS
Bartolo Colon, RHP
Michael Taylor, CF
Yunel Escobar, 3B
Bryce Harper, RF
Ryan Zimmerman, 1B
Wilson Ramos, C
Ian Desmond, SS
Dan Uggla, 2B
Tyler Moore, LF
Max Scherzer, RHP
Notes: Surprisingly, David Wright is batting second today. On MetsOnTheAir, host James Flippin suggested that Wright would be good for a leadoff or number two role, primarily because he gets on base, and his average has been around 300 his whole career, sans last season. You can watch the game on SNY or listen to the game’s audio on 710AM WOR Radio.