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Plenty to read about after the Mets beat the Florida Marlins 7-1 Monday on Opening Day.

David Lennon has the main story, with David Wright and Johan Santana setting the tone as the Mets opened the season with the big win.

Anthony Rieber writes that it was a beautiful day for Jerry Manuel, who didn't need to use the bullpen too much on Monday. A four-run sixth inning took care of that.

Arthur Staple writes that the first-inning home run took a lot of pressure off David Wright. Still, the Mets' third baseman would rather discuss the win over Florida.

Staple back again, this time writing about Opening Day winner Johan Santana. Santana felt good after picking up his third straight Opening Day win for the Mets.

Francisco Rodriguez was sharp on Monday, pitching a scoreless ninth inning. K-Rod pitched despite concerns over his brothers, who were recently injured in a car accident in Venezuela.

Darryl Strawberry threw out the first pitch on Monday. He has also been in contact with former teammate Dwight Gooden, who recently got into trouble and is facing numerous charges, including DUI, after a car accident.

Gary Matthews Jr. made the most out of his start in centerfield on Monday, going 2 for 4 and surviving a difficult day in the outfield.

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