If you were keeping score at last night's Mets-Braves game, at what point do you stop? 43 players were used in the almost 5-hour, 14 inning game. At the end, the Mets prevailed 8-7 on a game winning double by David Wright. All told, the Mets and Braves both used all of their 13 position players and the Braves used 9 pitchers. The length of the game was no match-up for the game on July 4, 1985, which had two rain delays and an official time of 6:10, ending at 3:55 AM after 19 innings.
The Mets managed to come back from trailing four times. In the 7th inning, they made up a four-run deficit and in the 11th, Cliff Floyd answered Wilson Betemit's home run with a homer of his own. Floyd's home run saved Billy Wagner from his first loss of the season. While it's probably not something to worry about too much, Wagner has 3 blown saves already and it's the first week of May. Wagner clearly has the credentials, but as all Mets fans know, the team hasn't had great luck with their closers.
The two teams face each other again this afternoon at 1:10. And tomorrow could be LIMA TIME. Apologies for the title of the post, but it had to happen at least once this season, no?