Without making too big of a deal out of one game, I'll just say that this was exactly the type of game the Mets didn't win last year.
Five and two-thirds from Johan Santana with just a one-run lead...you might as well carve in stone the No Decision.
Especially with the Mets having trouble scratching out runs.
But the bullpen was the star of the show, and the Mets were confidence-inspiring in the final innings.
Now, there's a difference between Cincinnati in April and Philadelphia in September, and Santana starts aren't really a question (we need to see what the Mets look like the other four nights)...but I'll take it.
Because come September every little win adds up, and every loss gets magnified. And a year ago, this would have turned into a loss that would have haunted the Mets all season. Right now, it's a good win.
-I'm following Pittsburgh this week closer than I otherwise would have because of the New Baseball Pool (no, I didn't pick them, but I'm rooting for them to take out a lot of people), and that was an impressive comeback in the 9th inning. Moreso, it was a terrible outing by this guy Motte for the Cardinals.
-I think the new Twins uniforms are nice. Didn't expect to see new unis in that game. That's always fun.
-For what it's worth after one game, the Yankees looked terrible. Whoa. That was a stinker.
OPENING DAY REFLECTIONS: So I don't know if I have seasonal depression or what. But I can tell you that I'm 100% happier right now that I have baseball to watch than I was without it. I love my family, love spending time with my daughters and wife, but I missed baseball terribly. And I'm ecstatic that it's back.