April 18, 2010
W: Fransisco Rodriguez (?) L: Joe Mather (what) S: Mike Pelfrey (!)
This is pretty much two games (2.2, in fact) - one that was a pitcher's duel; and one in which the Mets and Cardinals tried to one-up each other in blowing the game.
April 24, 2010
Unbelievable game that started after 4:00 PM (New York time) and ended at around 11:00 PM (NYT) and I watched all 20 innings!! Plus it's the fourth Mets regular season game to go at least 20 innings and the first that they ever WON!!
While watching I was constantly thinking of the late comic George Carlin's "Baseball vs Football" (the only clean bit he ever did in his career) where he said: "Baseball has NO time limit: We don't know when it's gonna end, we might have extra innings where football is rigidly timed even if we have to go to sudden death."
The only negative was the game was on FOX 5 with Kenny Albert and Tim McCarver but thank goodness Joe "The Jerk" Buck was nowhere near the booth!!
June 16, 2010
One result of this game was that Mike Pelfrey temporarily led the team in wins AND saves.
Being able to recall the Met losses in their 25, 24, and 23 inning games, it was nice to see them win this one even though Tony LaRussa almost handed it to them on a silver platter - letting a pitcher hit twice with the bases loaded and using two non-pitchers to pitch .
Tim McCarver kept comparing it to the 19-inning win on July 4th in 1985 but this was more of a pitchers duel until the last three innings which were truly bizarre when the Cards brought in non-pitchers to pitch.
It was rather amusing to have the announcers report the final scores of night games while this game was still in progress.
May 26, 2014
I lived in Los Angeles at the time, and that day I had a flight to NY. I boarded the flight as the game was about to start, and the flight took off about 20 minutes later. I had a stopover in Denver, then took another flight to New York. After landing at LaGuardia, I took the M60 bus to Woodside. As I got out of the bus, I saw the delicious Peppino's pizzera and I could not resist- I had to go in to get a couple of slices. I lugged my big suitcase into Peppinos, ordered two slices, and was shocked to see the game still on TV.
I agree that it was a drawback that the game was on FOX (and always is), but on the bright side, Tim McCarver was in the booth, so it was kinda like the good ol' days back on channel 9.
It was great to be back in New York and great to see a Mets game in New York again (even though they were in St. Louis). I really enjoyed that pizza. They won the game after I'd been watching the game for 20-30 minutes, with Pelfrey getting the save.
Checking the box score, Jose Reyes drove in Angel Pagan with the winning run on a sacrifice fly against pitcher-catcher Joe Mather in the bottom of the 20th. Time of Game: 6 hours, 53 minutes.