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Mets' home opener vs. Nationals

The Mets host the Washington Nationals in their home opener on Thursday, April 4, at Citi Field.

New York Mets fans wait to enter CITI
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New York Mets fans wait to enter Citi Field at the home opener against the Nationals on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Nick Giampietro from Howard Beach nicknamed the Pinman
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Nick Giampietro from Howard Beach, nicknamed the Pinman, is ready for the Mets' home opener against the Nationals on Thursday at Citi Field.

New York Mets center fielder Keon Broxton (23).
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Mets centerfielder Keon Broxton (23) signs autographs as he arrives at the home opener against the Nationals on Thursday at Citi Field.

Nick Giampietro from Howard Beach, nicknamed the Pinman,
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Nick Giampietro from Howard Beach, nicknamed the Pinman, is ready for the Mets' home opener against the Nationals at Citi Field.

Chica the dog waits on line with the
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Chica the dog waits on line with the fans at the Mets' home opener against the Nationals on Thursday at Citi Field.

New York Mets center fielder Keon Broxton (23).
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New York Mets center fielder Keon Broxton (23). signs autographs as he arrives at the home opener against the Nationals on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

New York Mets fans go up the escalators
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New York Mets fans go up the escalators as they enter Citi Field at the home opener against the Nationals on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

New York Mets fans wait to enter CITI
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New York Mets fans wait to enter Citi Field at the home opener against the Nationals on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

New York Mets fans go up the escalators
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New York Mets fans go up the escalators as they enter Citi Field at the home opener against the Nationals on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Mets fans arrive on the escalators at the
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Mets fans arrive on the escalators at the home opener against the Nationals on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

New York Mets fans wait to enter CITI
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New York Mets fans wait to enter Citi Field at the home opener against the Nationals on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Mets fans wait in line for today's Mets
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Mets fans wait in line for today's Mets opening day game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Mets Warrior waits in line for today's Mets
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Mets Warrior waits in line for today's Mets opening day game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Mets fans wait in line for today's Mets
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Mets fans wait in line for today's Mets opening day game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Michael Karim of Brooklyn takes a selfie before
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Michael Karim of Brooklyn takes a selfie before today's Mets opening day game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Mets fans wait in line for the opening
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Mets fans wait in line for today's Mets opening day game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Steven Matz #32 of the New York Mets
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Steven Matz #32 of the New York Mets warms up in the field prior to the Opening Day game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Jeurys Familia #27 of the New York Mets
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Jeurys Familia #27 of the New York Mets warms up on the field prior to the Opening Day game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets
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Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets is introduced on Opening Day against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

The New York Mets stand for the national
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The New York Mets stand for the national anthem on Opening Day against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Gil Hodges Jr. throws the ceremonial first pitch
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Gil Hodges Jr. throws the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day to Ed Kranepool at Citi Field on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20)
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New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) high fives teammates as he is introduced at the home opener against the Nationals on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

The 7-Line Army is all in at the
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The 7-Line Army is all in at the home opener against the Nationals on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24)
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New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) gets the high fives as he is introduced at the home opener against the Nationals on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Manager Mickey Callaway #36 of the New York
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Manager Mickey Callaway #36 of the New York Mets poses with the Shea family prior to the Opening Day game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Former New York Met Ed Kranepool greets Pete
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Former New York Met Ed Kranepool greets Pete Alonso #20 prior to the Opening Day game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Former New York Met Ed Kranepool greets manager
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Former New York Met Ed Kranepool greets manager Mickey Callaway #36 prior to the Opening Day game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets
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Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets is introduced on Opening Day at Citi Field on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24)
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New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) points to the Washington Nationals side as he is introduced at the home opener on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

A moment of silence is observed for Marty
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A moment of silence is observed for Marty Noble before the Opening Day game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) delivers
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) delivers the pitch in the 1st inning at the home opener against the Mets on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34)
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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers the pitch in the 1st inning at the home opener against the Nationals on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34)
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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers the pitch in the 1st inning at the home opener against the Nationals on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34)
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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers the pitch in the 1st inning at the home opener against the Nationals on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard #34
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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers the pitch in the 1st inning at the home opener against the Nationals on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20)
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New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) is out at 2nd base as Washington Nationals shortstop Wilmer Difo (1) throws to 1st base to get New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) in inning ending double play at the home opener on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) gets ready
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Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) gets ready to bat at the home opener against the Nationals on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) delivers
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) delivers the pitch in the first inning at the home opener against the Mets on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20)
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New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) is safe at 1st base as Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) cannot hold onto the ball in he 1st inning at the home opener on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Mets starter Noah Syndergaard delivers during the first
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Mets starter Noah Syndergaard delivers during the first inning against the Nationals during their home opener at Citi Field on Thursday.

Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto (22) gets
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Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto (22) gets back as New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) waits for the ball at the home opener on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Scenes at today's Mets opening day game against
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Scenes at today's Mets opening day game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Scenes at today's Mets opening day game against
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Scenes at today's Mets opening day game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Scenes at today's Mets opening day game against
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Scenes at today's Mets opening day game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Scenes at today's Mets opening day game against
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Scenes at today's Mets opening day game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Scenes at today's Mets opening day game against
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Scenes at today's Mets opening day game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Scenes at today's Mets opening day game against
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Scenes at today's Mets opening day game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Mets fans wait in line for today's Mets
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Mets fans wait in line for today's Mets opening day game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets
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Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets grounds out in the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals on Opening Day at Citi Field on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets
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Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets walks to the dugout after the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals on Opening Day at Citi Field on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets
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Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets strikes out during the second inning against the Washington Nationals on Opening Day at Citi Field on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets
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Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets strikes out in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals on Opening Day at Citi Field on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Victor Robles #16 of the Washington Nationals celebrates
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Victor Robles #16 of the Washington Nationals celebrates his sixth inning home run against the New York Mets on Opening Day at Citi Field on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34)
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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) bats in the 3rd inning at the home opener against the Nationals on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Pinch hitter J.D. Davis #28 of the New
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Pinch hitter J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets reacts after striking out to end the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals on Opening Day at Citi Field on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Pitching coach Dave Eiland #58 of the New
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Pitching coach Dave Eiland #58 of the New York Mets talks with Noah Syndergaard #34 after the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals on Opening Day at Citi Field on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto (22) yes
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Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto (22) yes the ball as he gets into a near collision with teammate Washington Nationals shortstop Wilmer Difo (1) on the fly ball by New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) in the 6th inning at the home opener on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Jeff McNeil #6 of the New York Mets
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Jeff McNeil #6 of the New York Mets singles in the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals on Opening Day at Citi Field on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Mets
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Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Mets looks on after striking out to end the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals on Opening Day at Citi Field on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

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