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Mets Are 1-Hit on Opening Day and Lose 3-1 to Brewers

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The New York Mets 2024 season is supposed to be one of some promise as they hope to be contenders when the postseason rolls around in October. Well if they want to be a contender, they have to play like one and on Friday, they managed just one hit against the Milwaukee Brewers and dropped the opener at home 3-1.

One bright spot for the Mets came from a solo homer off the bat of Starling Marte, as he launched his first on the season over the left center field fence putting the Mets up 1-0 in the bottom of the second. But that is all the offense the Mets would have on Friday

The Brewers Freddy Peralta settled in and retired the next 14 batters to face him.  Overall, Peralta tossed six 1-hit innings, allowing just one run, a walk and struck out eight batters to earn the victory.  The rest of the Brewers bullpen stifled the Mets, shutting them down through three innings.

The Brew Crew tied the game in the top of the fourth on Christian Yelich‘s first home run on the season and took the lead in the fifth on William Contreras sac fly scoring Andruw Monasterio. Milwaukee added a run in the seventh for good measure, on a ground out from rookie Jackson Chourio, increasing the lead to 3-1.

Jose Quintana started the game for the Mets and took the loss after tossing 4.2 innings, allowing two runs on six hits, two walks and struck out four batters.

But the news on the day was the Mets lack of offense, as their first four batters went 0 for 13, with a walk and three strikeouts. It was a record setting day for New York as they have never been 1-hit on Opening Day.

Former Yankees bench coach and current Mets manager Carlos Mendoza will send former Yankees starter Luis Severino to the mound on Saturday as both hope to get that first Mets win under their belt.

As for the Mets non-existent offense on day one, they will have a reinforcement in a few weeks when J.D. Martinez joins them, but until then, it’s up to current crew to get it going.

There is no panic is Metsville as the season is just beginning, but a better offensive output will be a great thing to get this machine moving in the right direction.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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