Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 4/1/12
There hasn’t been much for Mets fans to get excited about this Spring. Even the highest profile player on the team, David Wright, has missed a major amount of action with an abdominal tear. He’s back now… or rather he’s returned now, and will be ready for Opening Day. Joining him is Johan Santana, who has been the most enjoyable story this Spring. When  I was down in Port St. Lucie, I got to see him pitch twice, and in those two games you could just tell there was extra energy in the ballpark. Santana announced on his Twitter account that he will be the team’s Opening Day starter, much to Mets’ the fans delight. He hasn’t pitched in a major league game since September 2nd, 2010, so April 5th will make it 581 days between his last two starts.  So on all accounts he should be well rested!  Santana has made three starts for the Mets on Opening Day with a record of 3-0, a 1.98 ERA, eight walks, and 20 strike outs. The main thing to take away from this Spring was Santana’s velocity. His ...
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