Mets: Three takeaways from Friday’s win over the Marlins

By Danny Abriano
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Apr 17, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) is congratulated after closing the game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. The Mets defeated the Marlins 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

There’s a change in the air at Citi Field

There were 38,753 fans at Citi Field on Friday.

In addition to nearly filling the place, the fans were both loud and supportive, a recurring theme so far this season.

The Mets had a record-breaking crowd on Opening Day, nearly 40,000 in the stands for Matt Harvey‘s return on Tuesday, and another 39,000 or so on Friday. While Wednesday and Thursday’s crowds were much smaller (to be expected for random, midweek night games in April), those in attendance for those games made their presence felt.

With Jacob deGrom getting the ball on Saturday before fireworks night and the Mets expecting a near-sellout for Matt Harvey’s start on Sunday, we should see more of the same over the next two days.

It’s no secret that the Mets will draw if they win, but it seems that the fans bought in before the Mets began to win – a sign that the fans believe in the team and are ready to support it.