The Mets are 5-2 after taking long-time nemesis Roy Halladay behind the woodshed last night. The starting pitchers have a 1.87 ERA with six Quality Starts in seven outings, with the lone non-QS coming with Aaron Laffey on the mound and Anthony Recker behind the plate. The offense has delivered a home run in each game and the Mets have a +20 run differential. Even the bullpen hasn’t been bad and Terry Collins used a lefty reliever for two innings Monday night.
It’s hard to imagine the season getting off to a better start.
That is, unless you are a Bobby Parnell fantasy owner. The Mets have won five games yet Parnell does not have a single Save. Right now, 33 different pitchers have logged a Save and 27 of the 30 teams in baseball have a Save. Besides the Mets, the other two teams without a Save are the 1-6 Marlins and the 3-4 Rays.
The past two years the Mets picked up a Save in their first victory of the season. Previously, no Mets team this century has opened the season...