After yesterday’s Met opener, I had to check my calendar. Johan Santana threw five strong innings of no-run ball. The Met bullpen threw four shutout innings in relief and David Wright had the game winning hit. For a second, I thought this team was the pre-collapse 2008 Mets. Instead, it’s the new look, first place 2012 New York Mets. Granted, it was opening day at Citi Field, but Met fans felt good watching this team win a game. 

Unfortunately, Andres Torres suffered a strain calf muscle and left the game, but the Mets still got it done. It’s the first game of a 162-game marathon, but the Met arms at least showed us that they can be good.