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Girardi not surprised Mets started hot

Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks with reporters prior

Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks with reporters prior to a spring training game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla. (March 11, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Notes from Monday night's Yankees-Orioles game at Camden Yards:

- The Yankees and Mets played their final two exhibition games against each other, and Girardi said he wasn't surprised at the Mets' start. "I talked to Terry. I said, 'Your lineup swings the bats pretty good,' " Girardi said, referring to Terry Collins. "I'm not surprised. It's baseball."

- Girardi said his decision to have a quick chat with his team after Sunday's game wasn't because he felt a message needed to be sent. "It's only three games. We talked about that," Girardi said. "It's three games. You can't make too much of it."

Tags: Joe Girardi , Yankees , Mets

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