This is the moment that every Mets fan has been waiting for. After almost two years, fans are finally allowed to attend games at Citi Field in a 20% limited capacity. The Mets take on the Marlins at home today, hopefully performing as well as they did their last home stand with a real crowd.
September 29th, 2019, was the last home game played at Citi Field that had fans roaring throughout the stadium. It was the end of a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves, where the Mets won all three games, completing a sweep in their final series of the season.
Mets fans can expect something a little different this time around since the team has made some considerable improvements. The biggest splash that was made for this year’s roster is the acquisition of All-Star, Golden Glove, shortstop Francisco Lindor. He was directly traded to the Mets to replace, now Indians shortstop, Amed Rosario. The next big move that was made was signing star catcher, James McCann, taking over for Wilson Ramos who left in free agency. Veteran infielders Robinson Cano and Todd Frazier were respectfully replaced with Jeff McNeil, free agent signing, Johnathan Villar, and J.D. Davis, who has made the transition from outfielder to third-baseman.
Having fans in the stands is a great sigh of relief, as we are seeing things slowly coming back to normal since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mets have opened up this season with a record of 1-2 in their opening series against the Phillies, after their initial opening day series against the Nationals was cancelled due to COVID-19 regulations. After a small rough patch, the Mets look to get back on track with a win today, against the Marlins, in front of their first real crowd they’ve had in a while.
On the mound for the Mets is Taijuan Walker, who is taking on Miami starter Nick Neidert.
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