Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 4/5/12

This afternoon at Citifield, the New York Mets will host the Atlanta Braves at 1:05 pm:

On The Hill:

Photo by Michael G. Baron

Former Cy Young Award Winner, Johan Santana will make his first start on Thursday afternoon since undergoing surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder on Sept. 14, 2010. The Mets ‘ace will make his sixth career Opening Day start this afternoon; and his fourth with the Mets. Over his six opening day starts, Johan is 4-1 with a 3.56ERA allowing 12 earned runs over 30 1/3 innings.

On the mound for the Braves, is 25-year-old Tommy Hanson. In 22 starts for the Braves last season, Hanson was 11-7 with a 3.60 ERA.  According to Mets.com, “Hanson owned a 2.44 ERA before his right shoulder discomfort became more painful after the All-Star break. This is his first Opening Day assignment and his first start since lasting just 3 1/3 innings against the Mets on Aug. 6.”

Lineups:

TBA

NOTES:

Don’t forget to join Vinny if you’re going to be doing a little tailgating before the game.  He makes a mean parking lot burger!


If your going to OD tomorrow I would love for you to stop by and tailgate with me. Just @ me tomorrow about 17 hours ago via EchofonReplyRetweetFavorite @VinnyCartiglia vinny cartiglia

It looks like, despite all the ups and downs with ownership and losing Jose, this teams fanbase will continue to support their club.  Makes me proud to be a Mets fan, there is no quit in us.


Mets claiming about 40K tickets sold … May get their sellout. about 1 hour ago via Mobile WebReplyRetweetFavorite @NYPost_Mets Mike Puma

Also, let’s face it, all this turmoil has sharpened our senses of humor!


The Mets are tied for first place, with a 1/2 game lead in the division! Here come the bandwagon fans. about 2 hours ago via FacebookReplyRetweetFavorite @Mdwestropolitan Midwestropolitan

LET’S GO METS!

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