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On Monday April 6th marked a brand new page for the New York Mets front office as it’s opening day. The Mets started their season off in Washington, as they took on the new and young Washington Nationals. Things weren’t looking too good for the Mets as newly acquired Max Scherzer took a no-hitter into the 6th inning, but Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond committed two errors, which the Mets were able to take advantage of. The Mets ended up winning the game by a final score of 3-1.

The Mets sent Bartolo Colon to the mound to take on Max Scherzer. Colon is the oldest pitcher to start on opening day as he is 41 years old. Colon outdueled Scherzer as he pitched 6 innings and allowed only 1 run which was a solo home run that came off the bat of Bryce Harper. In the 6 innings pitched Colon struck out eight batters and allowed only three hits.  Both Lucas Duda and Travis d’Arnaud both chipped in two hits, and Michael Cuddyer got his first hit as a Met in the game as well.

Mets closer Jenrry Mejia wasn’t available due to an apparent injury according to ESPN.go. It was a special moment for Buddy Carlyle, as he picked up his first career save at age 37.

The Mets are off tomorrow and will be back in action on Wednesday. The Mets will send out rookie of the year award winner Jacob deGrom as he will share the mound with Nationals right handed pitcher Jordan Zimmermann.

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