Baseball is back! After a much too long offseason, the Mets won their first game of the season 7-1 over the Marlins. By the way, I loved seeing Darryl Strawberry throw out the first pitch of 2010 at CitiField. It was a treat. Although I missed most of the game traveling back to school today, I’ll try and point out the main things that caught my attention in the box score. It was an impressive start to the season for Johan Santana, who underwent elbow surgery in August ’09 cutting his season short. David Wright hit a rocket 2-run homerun to opposite field in the first inning, which would prove to be all the Mets needed today against Josh Johnson. Nevertheless, they tacked on more runs as the game progressed, getting big RBI’s out of Jeff Francoeur and newcomer Rod Barajas (who I think will exceed expectations). The bullpen got the job done today, but let’s see how they pitch when in a tight game.

Player of the game: David Wright, for giving the Mets a 2-0 lead before Santana even took the mound.

I think this is going to be a huge year for David Wright, and he’s got something to prove after the drought of home runs in ’09. In fact, I’m expecting him to hit the most home runs this season (yes, even ahead of Jason Bay). Put me down for 34 Wright bombs.

Congratulations Mets fans, we’re 1-0! I just hope we can win without our ace on the field…

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