10:49 - PM. The Mets scored one in the top of the 19th against the Cards. I pulled out my laptop two innings ago to write up my thoughts. Now I'm live blogging.
This game is killing me. K-Rod just gave up a single to Molina to tie the game in the 19th. The guy just caught 19 innings and he pokes a single.
10:52 - Mather comes out to pitch a second inning of relief. Three innings of position players pitching to us. We have to take some pitches.
BTW today is Shea Stadium's birthday.
She would have been 46 years old today.
Pelfrey is now warming up in the bullpen. He can only have an inning or two in him.
Yes Jacobs finally gets a hit tonight, with a strong single to right. Pagan goes to third. Reyes has to take a strike here.
10:55 Reyes flies out to center. Pagan scores on a sacrifice. Now Castillo is up. Luis bunted last inning for no good reason. Now he pops out to short left field. Ugh.
Wright is 1-5 with two walks. Not exactly a breakout night for David. Now he pops up. Mathers only gave up two runs over two innings. He's either pretty effective or we pretty much need to fire our hitting coach.
10:59 - Pelfrey is coming in for the bottom of the 20th. Not only is this an historic game, it is now a huge game for the season. If the Mets can win, it will really pump up the team. A loss will be absolutely deflating.
11:01 - Lopez makes the first out. Now Mathers is up. It'll be interesting to see if his pitching has any lingering effects on his arm the rest of the season. La Russa was basically willing to concede the game in the 17th when he brought in Lopez but we still didn't put it away. Mathers flies out. One more out to go Pelfrey!
11:03 - Ryan laces a single by Wright. Now Skip Schumaker is up. And he walks on four straight pitches. I'm in pain.
11:06 - The umps are squeezing us in the 20th. Clearly they have nowhere to be tonight.
11:07 After 20 innings, 6 hours and 53 minutes, Pelfrey gets his first career save. The Mets win 2-1. K-Rod gets the win. Joe Mathers the loss.
Wow I gotta step away but that's an epic win. The Mets hitters certainly did not bring their best bats to the park today but this is the sort of victory that might shake loose some momentum. And you have to hand it to the bullpen. Everyone did their part, except K-Rod the guy we are paying the most to preserve late (and ultra late) inning leads.
Lets play two!!!