The New York Mets (0-0) begin their season playing the Atlanta Braves (0-0) today at Citi Field at 1:10 PM. The game will air on SNY.
Make sure to tune in early, as the SNY pre-game show begins at 11:30 AM. If you’re going to the game, make sure to be in your seats by 12:35 PM to see the entire pre-game ceremony, featuring Gary Carter’s family and others to kick off the 50th anniversary celebration!
Starting Lineups (provided by the official Twitter accounts of the Mets and Braves):
Your 2012 Mets Opening Day Lineup vs. the Braves: Torres-8, Murphy-4, Wright-5, Davis-3, Bay-7, Duda-9, Thole-2, Tejada-6, Santana-1
— New York Mets (@Mets) April 5, 2012
OPENING DAY LINEUP at NYM (1:10, SPSO/680AM/BRN): Bourn 8 Prado 5 McCann 2 Uggla 4 Freeman 3 Diaz 7 Heyward 9 Pastornicky 6 Hanson 1
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 5, 2012
Tommy Hanson will be on the hill for the Braves. His 2011 stats are 11-7 with a 3.60 ERA in 22 starts.
Hanson is a tough pitcher, but I think the Mets can handle him today.
Johan Santana, a man who needs no introduction, will be on the hill for the Mets. He has not pitched since 2010, when he was 11-9 with a 2.98 ERA in 29 games.
Expect Santana to throw 88ish pitches today. It would be awesome to see him throw a quality start today.
It’s Opening Day… It’s very exciting. Hold back on the pessimism for the day, sit back, relax, and enjoy the game.
Let’s Go Mets!