Seventeen innings. Eight pitchers. Three runs given up, all in the first inning. That how the Mets' box score looked after yesterday's 5-3 defeat of the Astros. Starter Tom Glavine gave up all three runs in the first inning so the Mets' pitchers threw 16 innings of shutout ball. On the hitting side, David Wright went 4-8, raising his average to .293. One of those hits was his sixteenth homer.
It's been 14 years since the Mets played a game that long.
The other New York team, the Brooklyn Cyclones, also won, scoring six runs in the bottom of the fifth to overcome a five run deficit.
Down Triple-A way, the Zephyrs lost 3-2. Jose Santiago pitched six scoreless innings, but the Zephyr relievers couldn't hold the lead.