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Opening Day for the Mets

Opening Day for the Mets

The Mets 2014 baseball season gets underway this afternoon with an afternoon game against the Washington Nationals.

Dillon Gee will take the mound at Citi Field, going up against Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals.  Gee comes off an impressive spring training, including his final start where he threw 6 no-hit innings. 

The 27 year old right hander is coming off the best season of his career.  Last year, he posted a 12 and 11 record with a 3.62 ERA.

General Manager Sandy Alderson has set a goal of 90 wins for the club.  He says it's not a prediction, but several players believe it's achievable.

The Mets bolstered their roster during the offseason.  They added Curtis Granderson and Chris Young to the outfield, while Bartolo Colon is expected to be a front of the rotation starter.  Colon won 18 games last season for the Oakland A's and posted a 2.65 ERA.  He will start on Wednesday against Washington.

Zach Wheeler could also have a break out year.  He made his major league debut last season, starting 17 games and throwing exactly 100 innings.  Wheeler won 7 games and pitched to a 3.42 ERA.

But the Mets will be without Matt Harvey, who was one of the best pitcher's in all of baseball last year.  He's expected to miss the entire season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Mayor Bill de Blasio will throw out the first pitch before this afternoon's game.  Game time is set for 1:10 p.m., and you can hear the game on WOR. 

 

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