On The MoundSantana was in control from beginning to end. There's not much outside of his final line that needs to be said: 7 IP, 4 hits, 1 earned run, 6 K. He was pitching in mid-season form and absolutely dominating batters.
He is too awesome.
Francisco Rodriguez followed Santana, something Mets fans are hoping to see often during the season, pitching a scoreless inning. He did allow two hits, but struck out two in the inning.
I love it. Santana to K-Rod. Beautiful.
Pedro Feliciano pitched the 9th inning, striking out one in a no-hit effort.
With the release of Ron Villone, it looks like Feliciano is the only left hander going into the season. Very interesting.
At The PlateThe left fielder platoon drove in all the runs tonight. Daniel Murphy went 3-4, driving in two runs and Fernando Tatis drove in two runs on one hit.
Murphy has been absolutely raking this spring. He is such an exciting player sometimes.
Los Carloses each knocked a double, with Carlos Delgado scoring twice in the game on two hits. David Wright made his return to the lineup, singling once.
Delgado was hot during the World Baseball Classic, hopefully it lasts through the whole regular season.
Off The FieldKeith Hernandez and Ron Darling called the game on SNY, and did a pretty good job. There were flubs and mistakes, but overall I would say I was impressed at their play-by-play / color combination without Gary Cohen.
On DeckThe Mets welcome the Florida Marlins to Tradition Field tomorrow for a 1:10 p.m. start. The game will be aired on WPIX.