Amazins Go the Distance, and Into the History Books
Mets’ 20 inning Marathon with St Louis on Fox TV makes a Dent in the History of the Teams
Saturday’s day night extravaganza took a total of 413 minutes (6 hours 53 minutes) to complete, the longest in the majors in exactly two years, in terms of time. It was the longest since Colorado beat San Diego 2-1 in 22 innings on April 17th, 2018. St Louis stranded a total of 22 runners, 14 of them in overtime. It was also the longest scoreless game since August 23rd, 1989, a marathon between the Dodgers and Expos. It was the Mets longest game since a 4-3 loss to St. Louis on September 11th, 1974. That one went 25 frames. That one and this one are the Cardinals’ two longest games in their long history. Y. Molina caught the entire game going 3 for 9, and several batters came to the plate ten times. The two teams used 19 pitchers combined.
For an in depth look at what happened, see previous post.