Mets take the Home Opener in a big way

Out of the gate, the lineup showed a ton of patience as Miami Marlins starter Edwin Cabrera was chase out of the game after just 2.2 innings. The righty would end up allowing two earned runs while not allowing any hits, however, the Dominican born pitcher did walk 7 in the contest.

Brandon Nimmo would walk an unbelievable four times, while also crossing the plate twice with two runs.

Veteran outfielder Starling Marte hit his first home run of the 2023 season, a solo shot off of pitcher Matt Barnes. Marte, time in and out is proving how important he is to this team’s offense.

Shortstop Fransisco Lindor also hit his first home run of the year, a two-run shot off of Daniel Castano, a left-hander from Orlando, Florida making his first appearance.

Soon to be Free Agent Pete Alonso joined in on the slugfest by popping a solo shot of his own. It would count as the sluggers fourth home run of the campaign.

While Pete Alonso’s average may be on the lower side so far, you’ll see in his slash line that he’s tremendously valuable at .226/.314/.645/.959 by hitting the ball hard. I 100% expect his slash line to be closer to his career slash line (.260/.348/.537/.885), if not better.

After not knowing if he’d even make the Major League rotation, Tylor Megill would take the bump in the Mets home opener, tossin 6 three-hit innings, walking two and striking out three. Megill would not allow any runs in his outing, lowering his ERA 1.64 while raising his record to 2-0.

The bullpen would do good, except for reliever Danny Santana. In 0.2 innings, the right hander would allow three earned runs on home run surrendered to Marlins first baseman Garrett Cooper. Santana now has an ERA at 8.10 after his fourth appearance.


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