Robinson Cano’s New York Mets tenure is off with a bang. The second baseman took Max Scherzer of the Nats opposite field in his first at-bat.

Robinson Cano looks comfortable against Max Scherzer early in his New York Mets career. The Washington Nationals are one of the teams the Mets will be battling all year in the NL East.

Seeing Robbie Cano take Scherzer opposite field is about the best start any Mets fan could ask for. Scherzer left a changeup up and Cano tattoed it to left center field.

Pete Alonso worked a full count against Scherzer and helped set up the changeup Cano took deep. He may not be the same player he once was, but Cano still has one of the sweetest swings in baseball

The Mets desperately need someone to step up and command the middle of the order. Cano is one of the guys who could fill that role. In addition to the veteran, Michael Conforto and Pete Alonso are two younger guys who can man the middle of the order.

With Jacob deGrom on the hill, every run counts. With the reigning Cy Young on the mound and an early lead, the Mets have to love their chances to steal the victory in D.C.

It’s cliche, but every game will count for the Mets this year. But perhaps even more importantly, a win on Opening Day makes everyone feel good about themselves before the real grind begins.

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