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The Mets won a game by the score of 10-3 on Thursday.

I thought that was an unusual final score, but when I checked, I noticed that the Mets won by the score of 10-3 a month ago- July 25 in Houston.

Then I checked a little further and noticed something really unusual.

Here's a list of the last 10 times the Mets won a game by the final score of 10-3.

8/27/09 at Marlins
7/25/09 at Astros
6/25/05 at Yankees
8/19/04 at Rockies
6/12/01 at Orioles
8/10/00 at Astros
9/12/99 at Dodgers
8/3/99 at Brewers
4/9/99 at Expos
9/22/97 at Marlins

Notice what they all have in common?

They were all done on the road.

The last time the Mets won a HOME GAME by a 10-3 final score, their starting shortstop was Manny Alexander and their starting moundsman was soon-to-be 4-0 Armando Reynoso, and we could rejoice in Carlos Baerga beating up the Phillies with four hits and four RBI. It was May 31, 1997.

Since then, the Mets have scored 10 runs in a HOME GAME 24 times. They have excorcised every possible 10-run score combination within the last five years (the last of those being 10-1 against the Pirates on May 9)...except for the elusive, 10-3.

I don't know why this sort of thing intrigues me, but it does. Perhaps because football season is coming, and that's a football kind of score.

True Metball fans know... The Jets never won a game at Shea Stadium by a 10-3 score.

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