Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/13/14
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The New York Mets open the 2012 season with a three game sweep of division rivals, the Atlanta Braves. The Mets were so very good this series, that the 3 downs are going to seem picky, but here we go. 3 Up: Johan Is Back: Johan Santana looked sharp in the Mets opening day 1-0 win. Any time your starter doesn’t give up a run, it’s a good thing. So much of this season depends on what the Mets can get out of Santana, let’s just hope he remains solid this year. Sluggers-R-Us: David Wright hit a monster homer run on Saturday. Lucas Duda hit a pair on Saturday, and it seems all Daniel Murphy does is hit doubles. I doubt the Mets will have any problems scoring runs this season. Decent Bullpen: Our new closer Frank Francisco has three saves in three opportunities. The bullpen was lights out this weekend! Parnell, Rauch, and Ramirez were more than solid. Ten innings pitched, one earned run, one walk, ten strikeouts! Nice job guys. 3 Down: Lack of Key Hits: Like last year, too many times ...
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