Originally written on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 4/20/13
I think it's safe for me to say, without having been there, that this was probably the first game in the history of Citi Field that had electricity and hype from beginning to end. Opening Day doesn't count. You could hold Opening Day in Hoffman Park and draw 50,000. (They'd all be hanging on a small chain link fence, but still.) Johan Santana's no-hitter doesn't qualify because nobody knew what would be at stake until Carlos Beltran hit the chalk and didn't get a hit and then everybody looked at the scoreboard and went "whoa". And Yankee games don't count because interleague play is a Bud Selig production. The matchup between Matt Harvey and Stephen Strasburg was being hyped since last Sunday. Anything Harvey does these days comes with a requisite amount of hype. Now throw Strasburg into the mix and you have a cauldron of fun. It sure as hell sounded like it from my television set. (Well, from my phone anyway. The big television was reserved for more serious events tonight.) Har...
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