New York Mets

New York Mets

New York Mets

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 09: Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets runs towards third base after a single by Francisco Lindor #12 during the third inning against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park on September 09, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

The New York Mets continue their run as baseball’s best team on Opening Day. Don’t believe me? It’s true. With the Mets 5-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday, the Mets improved to 41-13 all time on Opening Day, the best win percentage of any Major League squad on baseball’s special day.

And it was a special day, considering the day started with some sobering news when word came down that veteran pitcher Justin Verlander was diagnosed with a low grade muscle strain in his right shoulder, and was placed on the Injury List, (I know here we go again!)

On the field, Brandon Nimmo was the star of the day for the Metropolitans.

His sac fly to left in the top of the third inning drove in a svelte Daniel Voglebach to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.

Later, with the game tied at three in the seventh inning, Nimmo provided the keynote when he lined a two-run double to straight away center field that scored Eduardo Escobar and Omar Narvaez that gave the Mets a 5-3 lead.

Max Scherzer had an uneven day. He was brilliant for five innings, hold the Marlins to a single hit. He got crushed in the sixth inning, and excited after giving up a 3-0 lead.

The Mets bullpen was impressive as Drew Smith, Brooks Raley and David Robertson combined to blank the Fish over the final three innings. Robertson got his first save in the stead of Edwin Diaz.

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