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Another great day for the Mets who have now won 33 of the last 43 Opening day games. Here are some thoughts from Game 1 of 162. It was also the first franchise history that the team won a game 1-0 to start the season.
- Johan’s start was more than any of us could have hoped for. Aside from the 5th inning when he began to run out of gas he actually dominated. Putting down 12 straight in your first start in over a year just goes to show how great of a pitcher he really is.
- Wright and Murphy look really good as they both hit solid line drives to both sides of the field.
- The new look bullpen looked as good in person as they did on paper, and Francisco showed no signs of his balky knee as he dialed it up in the 9th.
- Thole looked good behind the dish blocking balls in the dirt, and went the other way very nicely for two hits.
- Touching Opening Day ceremony with the unveiling of the Gary Carter emblem on the Outfield wall
Andres Torres came up lame in the 7th and had to leave the game. The injury was a flare up of the calf injury he battled all spring, and as it turns out he came back to soon.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis will replace Torres on the roster who has been placed on the 15-day DL and will probably get some starts in Center because Collins prefers Scott Hairston to come off the bench.
As far as the lineup goes, I would imagine that we would see Tejada move up to the lead-off spot and Nieuwenhuis be slotted in the 8th spot.
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Mets center-fielder, Andres Torres, was injured this afternoon after misjudging a ball that ultimately rolled to the wall. While chasing the ball down he came up lame, apparently reinjuring the same calf muscle that plagued him all spring.Torres immediately walked in from the infield and was Met on the infield dirty by the Mets' training staff. No official word yet from the...
Update 4:45 PM
Torres confirms he’s going to the DL and when asked how long he’ll be out he responded “I don’t know, three weeks?”.
He’s on his way to Port St. Lucie to begin rehab on his calf.
The Mets options to replace him on the roster would be Adam Loewen, Vinny Rottino, Matt den Dekker and Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Neither of them are perfect options for a variety of reasons...
The Mets just won there opening day game 1-0 on 5 good innings from Santana. The Mets bullpen pitched the last 4 and David Wright drove in the lone run . Mets played in front of a record crownd of 42,080. Murphy,Wright and Thole had 2 hits
Of course Health wise they prolly lost Andres Torres to the DL for the same injury he had during the spring while trying to run down...
New Mets center fielder Andres Torres walked off the field in the seventh inning against Atlanta after reinjuring his left calf while chasing Tyker Pastornicky's first big league hit, a one-out triple.
Torres strained his left calf March 20 and missed two weeks of spring training. He walked and scored in the sixth inning to give the Mets a 1-0 opening-day lead.
In the seventh...
New Mets center fielder Andres Torres is headed to the disabled list and back to the team's spring training facility in Florida after re-injuring his left calf Thursday in New York's season-opening 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.
''I'm going to Port St. Lucie to begin rehabbing,'' Torres said. ''I'm going to see how I feel down there.'...
New York Mets outfielder Andres Torres was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf strain Friday.Torres, who was making his debut with the club, suffered the injury while tracking a ball in the seventh inning of a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday."I feel terrible this thing happened," Torres said. "But, at the same time, I have to be positive...
The first blow of negativity for the New York Mets has already struck, as center fielder Andres Torres will be placed on the DL after straining his calf yesterday against the Braves.
The injury happened in the seventh inning, with Torres chasing a fly ball hit by Braves rookie shortstop Tyler Pastornicky. Torres pulled up lame and stopped chasing the ball, allowing right fielder...
Every time I start buying into the Sandy Alderson Mets being different than the Omar Minaya Mets something happens to bring things back into focus. This time it’s Andres Torres. Torres tweaked his already hurting left calf during yesterday’s opening day win over the Braves and will be placed on the disabled list. Kirk Nieuwenhuis [...]
Happy Opening Day folks!
No matter your disposition on the state of the Mets, Opening Day is always a clean slate for all and everyone starts the season 0-0. How can you not get excited to hear the sound of the crack of the bat and the ball hitting the leather, which is now about to be heard in Queens for the summer?
Today’s Opening Day vs. the Atlanta Braves is not ripe with...
Andres Torres left today's game in the 7th inning with a left calf strained, he was trying track down the ball in centerfield and it got away from him.
After that, he hurt himself while trying to get to the ball. He will head back to Port St. Lucie for medical reasons.
Expect the Mets to call up some one like Matt Den Dekker or Kirk Nieuwenhuis who is more likey to get called up tomorrow.
The “joke” circulating between reporters, team officials and fans would be that the Mets would have to bubble wrap Andres Torres between games. Barely half a game in his Mets career, he went down with a calf strain, thus prompting and immediate trip to the DL. For all the injury problems the Mets have had in the past 3 years, this may have been one of the quickest decisions made...
This afternoon's opening day game brought with it Johan Santana's first start in more than eighteen months. Johan was successful and efficient early before laboring in the fifth and getting a tapper back to the mound to get out of a bases loaded jam. Santana finished with five scoreless innings, allowing only two hits while walking two and striking out five.The game remained...
We've arrived, kids. A long spring training and a longer off-season is finally over. Baseball is here, and not a moment too soon. I can't tell you how long the euphoria of an undefeated season in first place will last (my guess is two days), but baseball is here. And with baseball is at least a chance to win. We've lost too much and too many this offseason. We lost Dana...