The Mets opened the season last night with a good win against a good team beating the Braves, the wild card leader, 6-3. There were a few good performances last night:
- Mike Piazza hit a game winning 3 run homer.
- Carlos Beltran went 4 for 4.
- David Wright hit 2 homers.
- Kris Benson had a very goog outing going 7 innings and allowing 5 hits & 2 earned runs while striking out 7.
The only problem with this win is that it was a come from behind victory. Don’t get me wrong. Come from behind victories are good. They count just as much as any other win does and they build character, especially when they come against good teams. They help you grow. But if you’re going to have a realistic shot at winning the division you need to win more games wire to wire. In a division as tight as the NL East the team that controls more games will be the team that end sup winning more games. This Mets team has a habit of these come from behind wins. Unless they start to get ahead early and protect their lead they will probably be doomed to being also rans in this division this year.