Wait, What? Mets Start 3-0 While Winless Yankees Search For Answers

April 9, 2012 12:00 AM

Wait, What? Mets Start 3-0 While Winless Yankees Search For Answers
NEW YORK (WFAN) — This wasn’t how the 2012 season was supposed to start — right?

" The cash-strapped Mets swept Atlanta out of the gate with a string of strong performances from their rotation — not to mention the revamped bullpen. The Yankees, meanwhile, are still searching for their first ‘W’ after dropping three straight against Tampa.

“This means everything,” said Mets manager Terry Collins. “I told these guys in our first meeting, ‘You are professional baseball players. There are expectations in this town and in this clubhouse. So get yourselves ready to play.’ And they’ve done that.”

According to the New York Daily News, this is just the third season where the Yankees have started 0-3 with the Mets 3-0.

The others? 1973, when the 82-win “Ya Gotta Believe!” Mets went the distance only to lose to Oakland in the World Series. The Yankees fell short of the playoffs that year at 80-82.

Then there was 1985, when the Yankees, despite 97 wins, still missed out on the postseason. The Mets (98-64) suffered a similar fate during Gary Carter’s first season in Flushing "

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