No, it’s not the day after Opening Day. It’s April 12th, and the season started on March 29th.
The Mets and their 10-1 record are the best in Baseball, and fans of the Orange & Blue are seemingly putting the champagne on ice.
To put this start in perspective, the 10-1 start is the best in franchise history. Additionally, the Mets sweeping a road trip of six games is a first since 1991. Add this all to the fact that a first time manager is at the helm, and this is truly one for the books.
Of course, no good comes without any bad, Travis d’Arnaud has come down with an injury in his UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) and Tommy John Surgery is likely. Additionally, Kevin Plawecki is day to day with a bruised wrist suffered in Wednesday Night’s Marlins-Mets game. This leaves a banged up Plawecki with Tomas Nido (and presumably Jose Lobaton if and when he gets on the forty man roster).
This, though, is peanuts in comparison to what has happened so far this year.
This homestand will be a challenge, though, as both the Brewers and Nationals are formidable opponents, and that’s ok. Will the Mets keep it up all season? No, but there is a very real possibility the Mets come out of April with over 20 wins, which would be absolutely fantastic.
As the saying goes, you can’t win a division in April, but you can lose one, and the Mets have done anything but that.