Mets Drop Home Opener To Phillies, 5-2
By Dan Miller
The Mets sent Oliver Perez (1-0) to face Jamie Moyer (0-0) and the Philadelphia Phillies in this 45th and final opening day at Shea Stadium. The Mets will open the 2009 MLB season at their new home, Citi Field, seen under construction just beyond the centerfield wall.
Carlos Delgado brought the Mets Opening Day fans to their feet by hitting a home run against the lower part of the Shea Stadium scoreboard in the bottom of the second inning, giving the Mets the first score of the game and a 1-0 lead. The Mets scored again in the bottom of the fourth on hits by Carlos Beltran, Delgado and Jose Pagan, loading the bases. Pagan followed with a ground out fielder