Matt Ginter; Photo: Frank Franklin II/AP

Last night, after two rain-delays, where Mr. Met was surely dancing around with his slickers, the Mets finally played the Astros at Shea Stadium. Despite the delay, Matt Ginter, who was filling in for Tom Glavine, pitched 6 strong innings, giving up only 2 runs in his outing. The Mets finally tied it in the 4th inning, and the teams exchanged runs in the 7th to remain tied until the 10th inning. The game finished after midnight, and those that stuck around saw the Mets lose, 5-4 (box score).

The good news for Mets fans is that the Mets finally returned to TV on Time Warner. Whether or not you want to watch the Mets is another issue. Time Warner and Cablevision settled their pissing match, which restored the MSG Network, Fox Sports Net, and a few other channels to Time Warner's 2.4 million cable subscribers in the area. The dispute over rights fees resulted in the channels being pulled on August 1st, affecting coverage of the slumping Mets, who are cover your eyes ugly anyway.

On the injury front, Mike Piazza was added to the 15-day DL with his knee and wrist injuries. He heads to the DL in a huge slump. Newsday reports that Piazza is hitting .153 since June 26th, with only one home run, two doubles and seven RBI. Piazza hurt his knee in May and his wrist in late July. While no timetable has been set for his return, Piazza is eligible to return on August 22nd.

Yesterday afternoon, Mets fans gathered at St. Patrick's Cathedral for Bob Murphy's memorial service. Murphy, the longtime Mets voice, passed away last week. Gothamist on his passing.