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Mets' season opener vs. Phillies

The Mets, after four days of waiting, finally took the field for their first game of the season on Monday, April 5, 2021, against the Phillies in Philadelphia. The Mets' original season-opening series against the Nationals was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Nationals organization.

Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins scores on an
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Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins scores on an RBI single as Mets catcher James McCann goes airborne before he can make the tag during the eighth inning on Monday in Philadelphia.

Rhys Hoskins of the Philadelphia Phillies slides home
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Rhys Hoskins of the Philadelphia Phillies slides home safely past James McCann of the Mets in the bottom of the eighth inning at Citizens Bank Park on April 5, 2021 in Philadelphia.

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso stretches for a
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Mets first baseman Pete Alonso stretches for a ball hit for a single during the seventh inning of a game, Monday, April 5, 2021, in Philadelphia.

Jacob deGrom of the Mets throws a pitch
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Jacob deGrom of the Mets throws a pitch in the bottom of the first inning against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on April 5, 2021 in Philadelphia.

Francisco Lindor of the Mets fouls off a
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Francisco Lindor of the Mets fouls off a pitch in the top of the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on April 5, 2021 in Philadelphia.

Brandon Nimmo of the Mets dives but cannot
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Brandon Nimmo of the Mets dives but cannot make the catch on a ball hit by Didi Gregorius f the Philadelphia Phillies in the bottom of the second inning at Citizens Bank Park on April 5, 2021 in Philadelphia.

Francisco Lindor of the Mets fouls off a
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Francisco Lindor of the Mets fouls off a pitch in the top of the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on April 5, 2021 in Philadelphia.

Francisco Lindor of the Mets fouls off a
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Francisco Lindor of the Mets fouls off a pitch in the top of the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on April 5, 2021 in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 05: Jacob deGrom #48
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PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 05: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets throws a pitch in the bottom of the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on April 5, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Jacob deGrom of the Mets throws a pitch
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Jacob deGrom of the Mets throws a pitch in the bottom of the first inning against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on April 5, 2021 in Philadelphia.

New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo dives
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New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo dives for a ball that went for a single by Philadelphia Phillies Didi Gregorius during the second inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 5, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws during the
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Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws during the first inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, April 5, 2021, in Philadelphia.

The Mets' James McCann gestures to the sky
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The Mets' James McCann gestures to the sky after hitting an RBI single during the fourth inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, April 5, 2021, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins is out
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Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins is out at third as Mets leftfielder J.D. Davis makes the tag as third base coach Dusty Wathan watches during the first inning of a game, Monday, April 5, 2021, in Philadelphia.

Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom follows through on an
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Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom follows through on an RBI single during the fourth inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, April 5, 2021, in Philadelphia.

Mets centerfielder Brandon Nimmo tries to catch a
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Mets centerfielder Brandon Nimmo tries to catch a foul ball during the third inning of a game, Monday, April 5, 2021, in Philadelphia.

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