Game 11: Mets @ Cardinals

April, 17, 2010
4/17/10
1:14
PM ET
11:04 p.m: Jose Reyes delivers a 20th-inning sac fly. Mike Pelfrey, who already threw his bullpen session earlier in the day, gets the save.

10:49 p.m.: K-Rod allows an RBI single to Yadier Molina, the hero of the 2006 NLCS. On to the 20th.

10:39 p.m.: Mets took 1-0 lead on Jeff Francoeur's sacrifice fly in 19th against position player Joe Mather. K-Rod on for save.

10:22 p.m.: Let's go to the 19th. It's the longest Mets game since that July 4, 1985 game in Atlanta that went 19 innings, too. Fireworks were shot off at 4 a.m.

10:06 p.m.: Felipe Lopez is pitching for the Cardinals.

10:03: On to the 18th.

9:45 p.m.: Ryan Ludwick ran the Cardinals out of the 16th. He was caught trying to score from second on a fielder's choice grounder to Jose Reyes. Double play. On to the 17th.

9:34 p.m.: Luis Castillo strikes out to strand Angel Pagan at third base. Bottom 16th coming.

9:25 p.m.: On to the 16th.

9:12 p.m.: Jon Niese strikes out as pinch hitter. We're going to the bottom of the 15th.

9:06 p.m.: On to the 15th. For the second straight time, the pitcher came up for the Cardinals and struck out with the bases loaded and two out after an intentional walk to Albert Pujols. Tony La Russa did not want to pinch hit with his final bench player, backup catcher Bryan Anderson, because he only had closer Ryan Franklin left in the bullpen.

8:58 p.m.: After Ryan takes second base on fielder's indifference, Skip Schumaker strikes out. Ryan Ludwick then strikes out, too, allowing the Mets to intentionally walk Albert Pujols with first base open. Bases loaded, two out for the pitcher again.

8:57 p.m.: Brendan Ryan tries to bunt Joe Mather to third. Hisanori Takahashi looks to third base, has no chance. He can't regroup and handle ball cleanly to throw to first. Both safe. Sacrifice, E-1. Runners on corners with none out.

8:55 p.m.: Joe Mather has led off the bottom of the 14th with a double against Hisanori Takahashi.

8:35 p.m.: On to the 14th.

8:15 p.m.: Strikeout. On to the 13th.

8:11 p.m.: Catcher's interference, intentional walk to Albert Pujols load bases for Fernando Nieve vs. pitcher Jason Motte with two out.

8:01 p.m.: Jason Bay has struck out four times. Game is headed to the bottom of the 12th.

7:57 p.m.: The Mets get their second hit. Luis Castillo singles with one out in the 12th.

7:41 p.m.: Angel Pagan caught stealing on a pickoff move to first base to end the top of the 11th with Jose Reyes batting.

7:29 p.m.: Longest scoreless Mets game? April 15, 1968. Mets won, 1-0, against the Houston Astros in 24 innings.

7:24 p.m.: Alex Cora, inserted on a double-switch, dives into the stands Derek Jeter -style to catch Matt Holliday's pop-up. To the 11th.

7:22 p.m.: Fernando Nieve walks Albert Pujols on five pitches to load bases. It's Nieve vs. Matt Holliday with two out.

7:17 p.m.: Crunch time. Fernando Nieve enters to face Albert Pujols with two on and two out in 10th.

7:03 p.m.: Facing Mitchell Boggs in the 10th, Jason Bay strikes out for the third time in the game. Jeff Francoeur then grounds out, dropping him to 0-for-4 and imperiling a 10-game hitting streak.

6:58 p.m.: Too bad Pedro Feliciano wasn't available Friday. He retires Felipe Lopez on an inning-ending double play grounder to Jose Reyes. We go to the 10th, still scoreless.

6:55 p.m.: Pedro Feliciano, who had been unavailable Friday because of a stomach ailment, enters with one out in ninth after pinch-hitting Nick Stavinoha singles against Ryota Igarashi. Feliciano faces Felipe Lopez, who hit the grand slam off Raul Valdes with Feliciano ailing Friday.

6:39 p.m.: After two-out walks in the eighth to Ryan Ludwick and Albert Pujols, Ryota Igarashi strikes out Matt Holliday. It's headed to the ninth, still scoreless.

6:28 p.m.: Johan Santana also lifted after seven innings, for pinch hitter Frank Catalanotto in eighth. Santana threw 113 pitches. He allowed four hits and walked one while striking out nine in seven innings. Ryota Igarashi takes over for the eighth.

6:21 p.m.: Johan Santana consecutively strikes out Felipe Lopez and Colby Rasmus to strand Yadier Molina at second base and end the seventh. Kyle McClellan has replaced Jaime Garcia for the eighth with the game still scoreless.

6:02 p.m.: Albert Pujols pops out to shortstop. He's 0-for-7 in series. Two out in bottom sixth.

5:56 p.m.: David Wright strikes out with two runners on base to end the top of the sixth. Still scoreless.

5:48 p.m.: Angel Pagan ends the no-hit scare, dropping a single in shallow center to open the sixth.

5:38 p.m.: The Mets are getting no-hit by Jaime Garcia through five innings.

5:32 p.m.: Word from Triple-A Buffalo: Ike Davis two RBI. Bisons lead Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2-0 in sixth.

5:22 p.m.: Jason Bay struck out looking for the second time in the game and 16th time this season, ending the top of the fourth.

5:17 p.m.: Albert Pujols lines out on a screamer to left fielder Jason Bay. Johan Santana has tossed three scoreless innings, although he has required 67 pitches. Still no score.

5:09 p.m.: Jaime Garcia has held the Mets without a hit through the top of the third. Jose Reyes has two groundouts.

5:03 p.m.: That's two straight scoreless innings, with four strikeouts, for Johan Santana. He has stranded a Cardinal at second base in consecutive innings. Still 0-0 after 2.

4:38 p.m.: Johan Santana works around a leadoff double by Skip Schumaker by striking out Ryan Ludwick with a 91 mph fastball, getting Albert Pujols to fly out to center field and striking out Matt Holliday with a 90 mph fastball.

4:22 p.m.: David Wright pads his MLB-leading walk total with No. 15 with two out in the first inning. After Wright steals second, Jason Bay strands him with his 15th strikeout in 39 at-bats.

3:44 p.m.: At Yankee Stadium, Alex Rodriguez hit his 584th career homer, passing Cardinals hitting coach Mark McGwire for eighth place all time.

3:13 p.m.: Here's the Cardinals lineup:

Skip Schumaker, 2B
Ryan Ludwick, RF
Albert Pujols, 1B
Matt Holliday, LF
Yadier Molina, C
David Freese, 3B
Felipe Lopez, SS
Colby Rasmus, CF
Jaime Garcia, LHP

Game Note: Left-hander Pedro Feliciano, who needed intravenous fluids and was unavailable Friday, said he would "try" to contribute Saturday if called upon.

1:14 p.m. There's a reasonably standard lineup behind Johan Santana for Saturday afternoon's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Jose Reyes, SS
Luis Castillo, 2B
David Wright, 3B
Jason Bay, LF
Jeff Francouer, RF
Fernando Tatis, 1B
Rod Barajas, C
Angel Pagan, CF
Johan Santana, LHP

Matt Holliday, who did not start Friday because of illness, is back in the Cardinals' cleanup spot, protecting Albert Pujols.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.289 9 57 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187