Yoenis Cespedes drives in three as Mets best Cardinals

New York's wealth (and hopes for this season) rests in the starting rotation as Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey and Steven Matz are all healthy and ready to shut down the National League.

Fans flocked to Citi Field today for the Mets' Opening Day matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday.

The Mets probably should have had more than the three runs they put up in the first three innings because Martinez hit one and walked five in that time. New Met Adrian Gonzalez plated fellow new Met Todd Frazier with a double to give the Mets a 4-3 lead with one out.

First baseman Jose Martinez threw a double-play ball into left field to help the Mets to a run in the first. He also walked six batters.

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The Mets next take the field Saturday for game two of a three-game series against the Cardinals at Citi Field. Tommy Pham and Marcell Ozuna each struck out three times ...

During the Mets' 9-4 Opening Day win over the Cardinals, the team unveiled its new "salt and pepper shaker" celebration.

While C. Martinez needed a search party to find home plate, Syndergaard had no trouble whatsoever throwing strikes.

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 now sports an 81.00 ERA. A single from Yoenis Cespedes then made it 7-3, and Jay Bruce capped the inning with a single of his own to make it 8-3. Center fielder Brandon Nimmo was also 2-for-3 with a walk; he was also hit by a pitch.

  • Lawrence Cooper