The Mets hit grand slams in consecutive innings — after going nearly 2 years without hitting one — en route to an easy win.  R.A. Dickey finally got some run support for his 4th win of the year, and the Mets move their record to 40-39.  It is their first time above the .500 mark since April 6th.

The Mets scored early and often to put this one out of reach.  When the Tigers came to bat in the bottom of the 5th, it was already 13-0.  The lead was built on 2-out hitting — their first 9 runs all came with 2 outs.  Each starter got a hit, and 7 different Mets drove in runs.  With Justin Verlander looming for Thursday’s game, this was a big win for the suddenly hot Mets, winners of 5 of their last 6.

Will it Stay Fair? (

3 Up:

Jason Bay: Hit the first grand slam of the game (with Carlos Beltran hitting the other), and basically put the game away by pushing the deficit from 5-0 to 9-0.

Josh Thole: You know your offense is having a good day when Thole is raking.  He collected 2 hits, including a solo homer to kick-start the Mets’ 7-run 4th inning.

-The Offense in General: They have now scored 36 runs in the past 3 games.  This is coming directly after they only scored 1 run in Friday night’s game in Texas.

3 Down:

-The Bench: Ruben Tejada, Scott Hairston, and Jason Pridie combined for only 1 hit.  Come on, guys.

Justin Turner: If we’re nitpicking, he had a throwing error and grounded into a double play.

-Mets vs. Tigers: The matchup that should have taken place in late October 2006…

On Deck: Same 2 teams, 7:05 PM tomorrow.

NYM Capuano (6-7, 3.99 ERA) vs DET (Coke 1-7, 4.32 ERA)