Call the first five games of the season an extended spring training. The Mets and Phillies are getting it on in chilly Shea. I’ll be posting a short analysis after each inning here so if you’re not watching you’ll know what’s going on in a moment’s notice.
Hope you join us throughout the day and share your thoughts and Opening Day memories. Enjoy the game.
IN-GAME ANALYSIS: Philadelphia 5, Mets 2
NINTH INNING: Did we say it’s only the sixth game of the year?
EIGHTH INNING: Nice job by Aaron Heilman to keep it close.
SEVENTH INNING: Well, they didn’t forget to boo over the winter. The Phillies got to Scott Schoeneweis for three runs.
SIXTH INNING: Oliver Perez stopped cruising. He’s gone after 5 2/3 innings. Three hits and three walks with two strikeouts.
FIFTH INNING: Perez is looking good.
FOURTH INNING: One is better than none, but Ryan Church could have made a lot of new friends with a hit there.
THIRD INNING: Moving right along. Both pitchers settling in, but Perez walks Chase Utley to open the fourth.
SECOND INNING: Carlos Delgado ripped it. I think he’s the Met offensive player that most needs to get off to a hot start. If for no other reason than to get the boo birds off his back.
FIRST INNING: Good job by Perez getting out of trouble. Runners on first and second and one out and he gets Ryan Howard on a fly to center and strikes out Pat Burrell looking. That easily could have gotten the booing going early.