Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/16/12
The Mets had a pretty successful opening weekend in Philadelphia, beating the Phillies in two out of three games. After nine games, all within the Eastern Division of the National League, the Mets find themselves at 6-3. Not too bad at all. So here are the 3 and 3 from this weekend. 3 Up: It’s All About David: David Wright, broken finger and all, returned to the Met’s line up on Saturday. First pitch to him, over the fence for a homerun. That’s what leaders do. Make no mistake, this is David Wright’s team. So long as David stays healthy, the Mets will compete. Jon Niese: New nose, new contract, and a near shutout in the bandbox called Citizens Bank Park. On Saturday Niese went 6 2/3 innings, scattering five hits and giving up no runs. Niese is on his way to becoming a front end of the rotation guy. Bay & Ike: Jason Bay went yard in the first inning on Saturday, and Ike Davis turned the trick on Sunday. As much as David in the heart and soul of the team, he can’t do everything...
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