The New York Mets came into today having the best Opening Day record in the the Major Leagues with a 35-20 record. They increased their number to 36 wins thanks to a 7th inning rally that pushed across 7 runs.
The second-largest crowd in Citi Field was starting to get frustrated as the Braves kept the Mets silent for six innings, but then both the fans and the bats woke up for a late implosion of the Braves bullpen. The runs started with an overturned call at home that plated Wilmer Flores and was capped with a bases clearing, 3 RBI double for Lucas Duda.
Noah Syndergaard pitched six lights-out innings for the Metropolitans before exiting the game early due to a blister on the top of his right middle finger. Although he said it did not impact his grip on the baseball too much; his seven strikeouts can act as evidence. Syndergaard is not expected to miss his next start, but will be pushed back a day.