Mets Game Notes and Lineup for April 7, 2021

Baseball, which plays its championship game after midnight and doesn’t think to play on Saturday afternoons, also thinks Wednesday at 4pm makes sense for a game.

Pete Alonso hit his 70th career home run in his 220th career game last night…He has reached 70 home runs 11 games faster than any other player in MLB history.

That’s quite the statistical oddity.

On this day in 1984, Dwight Gooden made his major league debut at the age of 19…Gooden earned the win, allowing a run on three hits with two walks and struck out five in 5.0 innings against Houston in the Astrodome…Gooden earned a spot on the All-Star team, finished as the runner-up in the NL Cy Young Award race and earned NL Rookie of the Year honors as he finished his first season going 17-9 with a 2.60 ERA (63 earned runs/218.0 innings) with 73 walks and a major league- leading 276 strikeouts…For cool photos and interactive history information on the Mets, please visit the Mets Virtual Vault at

Tomorrow’s Mets’ home opener is sold out… In order to enter Citi Field, ticketed guests are responsible for obtaining and displaying proof of one of the following: full vaccination (two weeks removed from final dose), a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the day of the game or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within six (6) hours of the game’s scheduled start time…The Mets will be utilizing Health Pass by CLEAR to confirm COVID-19 test results. Health Pass is a free service on the CLEAR mobile app that allows you to link your test results for seamless entry…For more information on testing and proof of vaccination, visit…Fans must use a credit/ debit card or mobile payment methods for concession purchases to limit touchpoints as cash purchases will not be accepted in the parking lots, ticket windows, concession or retail stands…Citi Field staff members will clean and disinfect high-touch areas throughout the game.