Three takeaways from Monday’s Mets victory

By Danny Abriano
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Jun 2, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets catcher Travis d

Travis d’Arnaud put his Spring Training numbers behind him

Heading into Monday’s opener, there were some who were worried about Travis d’Arnaud’s lackluster offensive Spring Training.

I wasn’t one of those worried about d’Arnaud, but it was still nice to see him deliver two hits, including a booming RBI triple off the center field wall that gave the Mets a much-needed insurance run.

Although d’Arnaud was fantastic during the second half of 2014, it’s important for him to get off to a good start this season in order to quiet his critics and cement his position as the starting catcher.

Kevin Plawecki is in Triple-A Las Vegas and is just about ready, and a prolonged slump from d’Arnaud could potentially lead to a change. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.