Miami Marlins outlast New York Mets in 20 innings
The Miami Marlins outlasted the New York Mets Saturday, winning 2-1 in the 20th inning off of Adeiny Hechavarria’s RBI single.
The Mets must really enjoy exhausting, 6 hour and 25 minute games. According to STATS, the last major league game to last as long also involved the Mets when they beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on April 17, 2010.
By the 13th inning, the game has to be turned over to starting pitchers: Miami’s Kevin Slowey and the Mets’ Shaun Marcum. Slowey and Marcum were scheduled to start Saturday before being skipped when Friday’s game was rained out.
According to The Associated Press, the Mets were an anemic 0-19 with runners in scoring position and stranded 22 men on base.
Perhaps the Marlins and Mets felt left out on Saturday. Earlier that afternoon, the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays completed an 18-inning festival, with Toronto coming away with the win 4-3.
To add insult to injury, the Mets’ Matt Harvey left in the 8th inning with tightness in his back. Harvey is 5-0 with a 2.10 ERA, according to MLB.com.