There was lots of good will to go around Citi Field on Opening Day. And with good reason, as the Mets opened their season superbly. Just about everyone that saw the field contributed.
However, there were two large figures that were mostly missing – Ike Davis, and to a lesser extent, Lucas Duda. Davis went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts, while Duda was 0-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout. Both were the only two starters to go hitless, and although just one game, Davis’ four strikeouts were all too reminiscent of his start to the 2012 season.
But this isn’t in any way to pick on Davis and Duda. This was just one game, and is in no way indicative of how their 2013 numbers will look at season’s end. Instead, this is about how important they are going to be to this team, and how their success will go a long way toward determining the Mets success this year.
The Mets certainly do not look like an offensive powerhouse on paper. After David Wright, Daniel Murphy and hopefully Davis, there ...