Nationals 9, Mets 7, 10 Innings: Opener of Built and Dashed Hopes for Mets
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Mar 31, 2014
He understood the Mets had issues at first base and shortstop and in the bullpen. Curtis Granderson struck out for the third time Monday to end the game, and the Mets’ season started with a 9-7 loss. After six weeks of spring training and self-evaluation, the Mets were, they admitted, a flawed team, but a win on opening day would do something for their confidence. The powerful Washington Nationals, the trendy pick to win the World Series, were in town. They were talking about winning 90 games. A win on the first day would be a start. Dillon Gee matched Stephen Strasburg.
Same old story with Mets as bullpen blows game on Opening Day
On the first day of this season when you so much want good things to happen again for the Mets, one that started for them with Andrew Brown hitting one over the left field wall against Stephen Strasburg in the bottom of the first, the day was supposed t…