With their 10-0 drubbing of the Cards last night, the Mets finished a 20-2 season-opening sweep of the defending WS champs.
That got me thinking … is this the BEST 3-game season-opening start (in terms of allowing zero or one run) for a pitching staff in history?
Well, these Mets are close, but you wouldn’t believe who bested them most recently …
I present the …. 1969 San Diego Padres
Yes …. the same Padres team that finished 52-110 actually started out the season by pitching their way past the Astros (a team that would finish 81-81) by scores of 2-0, 2-0 and 2-1.
Those Pods then immediately lost their next six, hung around .500 for a few weeks (15-18 on May 12), then proceeded to lose 92 of their remaining 129 games.
Somehow I doubt the Mets will resemble those Pods at the end of this season.