The Mets began a new era in franchise history after collapsing in 2007 and 2008 in Shea Stadium's finale against the rival Fish. They started the season on April 6 on the road facing the Reds. They won to a score of 2-1. But April was a bad month to lead off the season after having a record of 9-12.
To see that first game click Mets Lose Citi Field Opener.