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This should be a new mantra for not just the Mets, but ALL major league clubs.
First the good. As we mentioned, the new bullpen was horrific in the spring, but on opening day, they meshed into a cohesive unit.
Similarly, David Wright played sparingly due to injury and didn't contribute much. Today, he was one of three starters with a multi-hit game and delivered the game winning RBI.
Now for the bad. Lucas Duda and Ike Davis both were held hitless by Tommy Hanson, Kris Medlen, and Jonny Venters. They were the surprise power guys this spring, hitting a combined eight home runs.
Granted, Hanson was in fine form—but if their struggles continue tomorrow against Jair Jurrjens on Saturday, we may have some cause for concern.