April 30, 2008

Pirates 4, Mets 5 (OT): In a Rare Occurrence, the Pirates Play an Extra-Innings Game



In a shocking turn of events, the Pirates (10-16) played extra innings against the Mets (14-11).

I’m not going to bother to look this up–I don’t have the time and I don’t know how–but it seems obvious to me that the Pirates are on pace for the most extra-innings games in the history of baseball.

This game featured what might be the best pitching match-up in any game this year for Pittsburgh, with Ian Snell going against Johann Santana. Naturally, both were gone before the end of the 6th.

David Wright drove in the winning run in the 11th to give the win to Jorge Sosa (3-1) and the loss to recently called up Jon Van Bernchoten (0-1).

The Pirates send out Tom Gorzelanny to face the Mets’ Oliver Perez today at 1:10pm EDT.

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