Atlanta Braves set 25-man roster for opening day

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During his start he left early due to a blister on the top of his middle finger.

With slugger Yoenis Cespedes and nearly the entire team back following an injury-riddled season, expectations could not be much higher for the Mets.

Syndergaard is now slated to take the mound again on Saturday, in the Mets' fifth game of the season, against the Marlins.

Rene Rivera began the seventh with a single against Ian Krol (0-1). Eric O'Flaherty came in, and Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly that drove in Jose Reyes. But once he was lifted after 96 pitches, NY took advantage of five walks by a shaky Braves bullpen in a six-run bottom of the seventh that lasted 35 minutes. Hansel Robles (1-0) was the winning pitcher after coming in the seventh.

"To lose three starting pitchers to surgery is tough, but we made it through", manager Terry Collins said.

Cabrera led the Mets with three hits in five at-bats, including the go-ahead RBI single. Young stars such as Dansby Swanson, Ender Inciarte, Julio Teheran and Jace Peterson are joined by veterans Bartolo Colon, R.A. Dickey, Matt Kemp and Freddie Freeman.

"Yeah, we kind of have a big momentum shift right there and probably turns the game around", Braves manager Brian Snitker said.

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Syndergaard was looking sharp before being forced to leave the game, as he struck out seven batters through six scoreless innings.

"We had our opportunities today to get it done", Freeman said. Two World Series rings later, Lennon left the Yankees' beat after the 1998 season, bounced between the Bronx and Shea for the next three years, then took over on the Mets for the demise of Bobby Valentine in 2002.

The Mets have one of the best winning percentages on Opening Day at 34-21 (.618).

"It's one of 162 but certainly the excitement is heightened a little", second baseman Neil Walker said.

If the Braves are going to start out the season on the right foot they are going to have to take advantage of any mistakes that Gaard does make and stay close until getting into the Mets bullpen.

With one game under their belts, the Mets are already in midseason injury form.

The Mets placed Lugo on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with right elbow inflammation.