Final Score: Mets 5, Cardinals 1 — Longballs, Gee clip Cards' wings

Hey, you *can* hit homers here. Whodathunkit? - USA TODAY Sports

Mets batters hit three homers—really!—and Dillon Gee stranded many baserunners—to help Mets break their latest losing streak—really!

For most of the evening, Cardinals rookie Shelby Miller pitched brilliantly, striking out 10 batters and allowing just 5 hits and no walks. And yet, the Mets were able to find just enough openings to come out on top. They took an early lead on a pair of two-out RBIs in the first from Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda, then extended it on a Duda solo shot in the fourth. Dillon Gee permitted baserunners all night but somehow stranded all of them. The lone mark on his record was a solo homer by Allen Craig in the top of the sixth (Gee's traditional inning of death), but the Mets got that run back on a David Wright longball in the bottom half, then tacked on another run with a Marlon Byrd homer in the seventh. You can decide for yourself which was more unlikely: Three homers by the Mets at CitiField, or three relievers combining to throw 2 1/3 perfect innings to close out the victory.

Full recap to come.

Game Thread Roll Call

Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; your effort in the game thread embiggens us all.

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1 MetsFan4Decades 193
2 Terry_is_God 121
3 Steve Sypa 116
4 meigs1414 74
5 The Nameless One 69
6 Donovan Rice 66
7 Russ 62
8 omegasupreme44 53
9 NothingButMet 51
10 piazza62 48
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