Photos and thoughts from last night’s Mets vs. Marlins game
- Congratulations to David Wright for getting the big hit to give R.A. Dickey his third win of the season and setting the Mets’ all-time RBI record last night.
- With last night’s victory over the Miami Marlins, the 2012 New York Mets are now 3-0 when I’m at Citi Field. And all three games have been interesting ones – Johan Santana‘s return on Opening Day, the only game in Mets history that they’ve won on a game-ending catcher’s error, and the game where Wright took possession of the Mets’ all-time RBI record.
- At one point last night, I wondered if there might have been more fans in Trenton to watch Andy Pettitte pitch for the New York Yankees’ Double-A affiliate, but the crowd did fill in a bit once the game got underway. Still, I think this was the smallest crowd I’ve seen at Citi Field.
- Booing Jose Reyes has gotten old already. A couple of days ago when I suggested that it was appropriate after his initial introduction as a returning player, I expected Reyes to do something to become a Met nemesis. So far, he’s 1-for-8 against them and the only hit was a harmless single. For the season, Reyes is batting .217 with a .276 on base percentage, no home runs, is 4-for-6 in stolen bases, and Ozzie Guillen is already answering questions about when it will be time to drop him out of the leadoff spot. Based solely on April 2012, I’d rather have Ruben Tejada.