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This Score Is In Favor Of the Mets

Had I known what I know now, I might have rooted a little bit differently on Saturday.

Or maybe not.

On my train ride home, I was trying to recall an instance in which the Mets won a game by a 12-6 score. Turns out, that wasn't a big deal. The Mets have seven wins by the count of 12-6 (call it a "clockhands" win), with the most recent prior to Saturday afternoon having been against the Nationals on September 23, 2006.

HOWEVER

The Mets have never, never ever, in their glorious, illustrious, amazing history spanning 46 years and 7,000 games, never won a game in which the final score was 12-7.

Using the handy-dandy, Baseball-Reference PI tool, I went through every possible score combination. I learned a lot. Things like...

* The Mets have won 113 games by a 1-0 score.

* The Mets have scored at least 4 runs in their last 11 wins

* Willie Randolph has won games as Mets manager by every score involving the Mets scoring from 1 and 8 runs, except 8-6 (the last 8-6 win was in 2003).

* The Mets have won games by every score combination in which they've tallied from 1 to 11 runs. The Mets haven't won a game by an 11-4 score since 1994

The Mets have had 60 WINS in which they've scored a dozen runs. In fact, if you've seen the Mets score EXACTLY a dozen runs, you've never seen them lose.

You might have seen them win 12-0 in 2005, 12-1 on the recent West Coast swing against the Dodgers, 12-2, twice in 2000, 12-3 in 1999, 12-4 last season, 12-5 in 2000 (or the 2006 NLCS), or 12-6 on Friday. You might have even seen them win games 12-10 in 1964, 1970, or 1995.

But I can assure you that you've never, never ever (spring training or exhibitions don't count) seen them win a game by a 12-7 score. It's as rare as a Mets no-hitter. How about that?

True Metologists know...The Mets have LOST 5 games in which the final score was 12-7.

They've also never won a game by the score of 12-11, but I think that's more understandable.

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