Some Citi Field firsts (including an opening Padres’ home run)

Here are some early Citi Field firsts:

  • First pitch: The Mets’ Mike Pelfrey, call strike.
  • First hit, first home run, first RBI, first run: The Padres’ Jody Gerut (first batter) off Mike Pelfrey.
  • First double: Gerut, second-inning off Pelfrey
  • First out: The Padres’ Brian Giles pops out to Mets’ shortstop Jose Reyes.
  • First walk: The Padres’ Chase Headley, issued by Pelfrey.
  • First Mets batter: Reyes, ground-out to first.
  • First strikeout: The Padres’ Nick Hundley, by Pelfrey
  • First Mets hit: David Wright, double to right off Walter Silva.
  • First Mets run: Brian Schneider on Luis Castillo double off Silva
  • First Mets RBI: Castillo doubled home Schneider
  • First Mets home run: David Wright, three-run homer off Silva (So that’s what the new apple looks like)
  • First broken-bat souvenir: From the Mets’ Daniel Murphy.
  • First balk: Pedro Feliciano, Mets
  • First error: Ryan Church, Mets
  • First win: Edward Mujica, Padres
  • First loss: Brian Stokes, Mets
  • First save: Heath Bell, Padres
  • First Mets’ uniforms worn: White, non-pinstripe jerseys adorned with Citi Field innaugural patch, black hat with blue brim.
  • First national anthem: Broadway cast of West Side Story.
  • First ceremonial pitch: Tom Seaver to Mike Piazza (a much better pitch than the final one thrown at Shea Stadium, although Seaver seemed to joke to Piazza that he might have strained his arm a bit)
  • First embarassing mound slip: Mike Pelfrey, second inning.
  • First cat on field: Third inning, cream colored.
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