Mets fans celebrate Opening Day at Citi Field

Mets fans celebrate Opening Day at Citi Field

One of the more memorable season-opening series in NY came in 1985 when former Mets closer Neil Allen gave up an extra-inning, walkoff homer in the first game and a game-losing walk in his second game as the Cardinals' closer - which he wasn't for much longer.

Struggling with his control, Martinez walked six, hit one - the leadoff batter in the first inning - and was charged with five runs in 4 1/3 innings in the 9-4 loss.

Jose Martinez also hit a solo home run, finishing with three hits, two RBI and two runs scored.

Syndergaard (1-0) worked six frames, striking out 10 and allowing four runs on six hits.

The Mets broke the game open in the fifth inning, sending 10 hitters to the plate and scoring five times. Tommy Pham and Marcell Ozuna each struck out three times ...

The Mets are now 37-20 all-time on Opening Day, which is the best record in baseball history.

On the mound: Martinez and the five relievers combined to walk nine Mets, the most by the team on opening day since a 10-walk game in 1984 ... Bowman retired just one hitter out of five - and the Mets were trying to make an out on that one as starter Noah Syndergaard sacrificed two runners over.

But his plus-minus ended at plus-two as he had three hits, including a home run, and drove in two against Mets fireballer Noah Syndergaard, whom he never had faced before.

Opening Day for the Mets also yielded $3.4 million in indirect economic impact due to the spending of Citi Field employees and companies who benefit from the increase in spending by visitors.

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