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Five Mets Opening Day predictions to begin the 2020 season

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 11: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals during their game at Citi Field on August 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 11: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals during their game at Citi Field on August 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JUNE 23: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets hits a RBI single in the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 23, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

What can we expect from the New York Mets on Opening Day 2020?

Opening Day is still in the distance for the New York Mets. However, the further away a prediction is, the more fun I tend to find them.

We don’t know exactly who will be on the 26-man roster for the first game of the 2020 season. We can make some educated guesses and assumptions about who will be present and who won’t be there to contribute.

Before the picture becomes clearer and predictions are less fun in my opinion, let’s look into my crystal ball then dive into what will happen on Opening Day 2020.

Jacob deGrom drives in the first run of the year

It’s no longer a bold prediction to say Jacob deGrom will be the first man to drive in a run for the Mets. He has proven to be a solid hitter. Last year alone he hit two home runs and drove in six all while hitting a solid .200.

How does this all go down on Opening Day 2020? In either his first or second at-bat, I see deGrom poking a single into the outfield to break up the 0-0 tie.

On the mound, we can expect to see either Max Scherzer or Stephen Strasburg, but that won’t stop deGrom from putting the first crooked number on the scoreboard.

Unfortunately, this won’t start a big inning against the Washington Nationals. Rather, it’s the first run in a pitcher’s duel between deGrom and his opponent. We’ll have to wait a little later in the game to see another foot cross the plate.

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