The old saying goes “the pen is mightier than the sword”.

For the Mets, their similar saying might be “hits are mightier than home runs”.

Detroit was able to smash five home runs while the Mets hit none, yet New York came out the winner last night, 16-9, as their offense was able to produce 20 hits. The Mets have scored 54 runs in the last four games – a franchise record.

"It's been unbelievable," outfielder Angel Pagan said.

New York scored eight runs in the first five innings to help solidify their stranglehold over the Tigers.
With the win, the Mets have moved to two games over .500 for the first time since April 3rd.

"These guys have bought into something," manager Terry Collins said. "They've bought into a feeling that they can do this, they can hang in there, they can play with anybody, and they're showing it."

Starting pitcher Chris Capuano was doing alright until third baseman Miguel Cabrera slammed
a three run shot to remove Capuano after only five innings of work. Luckily for the Met pitcher,
he was able to record the victory due to the offensive outpour and his record now stands at an even 7-7.

Yet even when their pitching is less-than-par, it is nice to know that New York’s bats have the potential to pick them up and help keep them in the game.

"We ran into a hot team that's really swinging the bats right now," Tigers manager Jim Leylandsaid. "There's no question about that. They're just attacking everything you throw, to their
credit."