Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Johan Santana made a successful return to the
mound as the New York Mets extended their Opening Day dominance with a 1-0 win
over the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field.
Santana gave up two hits with two walks and five strikeouts over five innings
in his first start since beating the Braves on September 2, 2010. He missed
all of last season while recovering from left shoulder surgery.
David Wright singled home the game's only run in the sixth inning off Atlanta
starter Tommy Hanson (0-1).
The Mets improved to 33-18 in season openers, the best winning percentage
(.647) in baseball history.
The Sports Network