The Mets and Marlins must have been in no hurry to leave Puerto Rico Wednesday night.
The one-hour, twenty-minute rain delay wasn't their fault.
But the eternal first inning sure was.
The Mets jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first - the second straight day they managed to take the lead early on Florida.
But Mike Pelfrey didn't keep that three-run lead for long...at least, innings-wise. Pelfrey worked for about 25 minutes on a 40-pitch first inning, giving up two runs and showing more signs that he is not yet out of this recent stretch of struggles.
So bad enough the game started nearly an hour and a half late - no way I'm going to make it through this one after the first inning nearly lasted another hour. And I already know I'm not going to miss a gem by Pelfrey...so I'm calling it a night right now. I'll watch the rest of the game from bed, and fall asleep whenever.
I am, after all, on vacation. Speaking of which, keep checking back - I'll try to keep going with multiple updates a day - today was 2. Who knows what tomorrow holds?
NOTES FROM THE EARLY PART OF THE GAME: David Wright got the Mets on the board early with an RBI double (his 23rd of the year). He hit better than .400 in June, leading the National League in average and in RBI. Look for a Player of the Month award...Jose Reyes was rested - Jerry Manuel had said last weekend he was going to rest Reyes and Wright each a game before the All Star break...Alex Cora had an incredible slide to avoid a tag on a second inning double. SNY turned it around quickly into a sponsored segment - Safe. Secure. Sound. Something like that - maybe an insurance company? I'm not sure. Anyway, I'm pretty sure Keith Hernandez hit the 'cough' button but was too loud and another mic picked up him laughing and saying something like, "That's just ridiculous!"