A few Opening Day notes form the NY Mets:
Last Met to hit a leadoff home run on opening day was Kaz Matsui on 4-6-04 at Turner Field
In the history of MLB the NY Mets have the best opening day winning percentage of all time at .647 (33-18)
David Wright has had at least one hit in every opening day game he’s played in for the Mets since his debut in 2005
There has been only one Mets Grand Slam hit on opening day and that was by Todd Hundley in Colorado on 4-26-1995
Happy Birthday to Daniel Murphy (#Imwith28 who turns 28) and Rusty Staub (Le Grand Orange) who turns 69 years old and will throw out the first pitch of today’s game.
The Mets will honor the first responders who did outstanding work during Hurricane Sandy.