As both New York baseball teams prepare to battle for the first of two three-game sets this year, the only similarity that can be found between them right now is the state they play in.
An 11-1 start for the Mets seems like ancient history at the moment, as the team currently sits at 27-32, good for fourth in the NL East. During the season’s first two weeks, rookie manager Mickey Callaway seemed to possess the Midas Touch, as every move he made worked beautifully.
Since then not only has the team struggled terribly but every move Callaway makes, logical or outlandish, seems to backfire.
The Yankees, who started the year 9-9 had their own rookie manager, Aaron Boone, heavily critiqued during the team’s early struggles. Since then not a word has been said as they’ve put up a 31-9 record since their long-ago days of .500 ball.
The Mets need much more than just these three games to get back in the playoff race, but here’s what this series could potentially do for the little brother in New York…