"This was a war of attrition." -- Howie Rose on the WFAN post game report.
Growing up I was a big fan of the miniseries--Winds of War? Saw it. The Thorn Birds? Saw it THREE times. V? Watched it religiously. This battle between the Flushing faithful and the Brew Crew was like some made for TV epic that just didn't know how to end. 4 hours and 29 minutes of drama spread over 11 innings, making it the longest Mets game of the 2005 season. Let's recap what happened:
--Victor Zambrano had his worst Mets outing ever, giving up approximately 26 home runs in less than 2 innings.
--Aaron Heilman is a decent pitcher, and should be starting over Kaz Ishii until Steve Trachsel comes back.
--Doug "I CAN Have a Good OBP" Mientkiewicz might be coming out of his season-long slump by getting on base 5 times tonight.
--Mike Cameron has shook off all the trade talk, and hit a spine-tingling home run in the bottom of the 9th that made Gary Cohen sound like he'd gone through puberty again.
--This is the first time in 3 years the Mets have come back from a 4 run deficit.
--Carlos Beltran got booed while going 0 for 6. If he doesn't start hitting during this homestand, he will soon become the new Kaz Matsui.
--Mike Piazza might not be the same hitter he was 4 years ago, but he can scare the shit enough out of some relievers that they'll throw four straight balls to allow the game-winning running to come across the plate.
Finally, here's one of the funniest things I've ever heard during a radio broadcast.
Howie Rose, while describing the Brewers rotund relief pitcher Dana Eveland: "His physique is Wellsian."
Gary Cohen: "Is that David...or Orson?"
Pedro Martinez throwing on Wednesday, which always gives me a good feeling.