Onenota 6, Brooklyn 1 (26 innings)
There’s never a dull moment at Keyspan Park.
OK, that’s probably not true. In fact, I’d wager there were many dull moments in today’s Cyclones defeat, the longest game ever played in NY-Penn league history. Amongst the scintilating factoids :
a) Cyclones skipper George Greer watching 25 innings from the Brooklyn clubhouse. He was ejected arguing a call in the bottom of the first.
b) Brooklyn starter Eric Brown (7 IP, 5 hits, one run) started a game earlier this year for the Sally League’s Hagerstown Suns that lasted 22 innings.
c) Oneonta CF Deik Scram broke up the 1-1 tie with a two run single in the top of the 26th, prior to that, he was 0-11 on the day.
d) Brooklyn OF Mark Wright was pressed into duty and took the loss…after pitching a scoreless 25th inning.
e) frequent CSTB whipping boy / St. Edwards alumnus C Stephen Puhl didn’t make it into the game…because he’s no longer on the Brooklyn roster, having been shipped out to Kingsport (damn)
f) time of the game : 6 hours, 40 minutes. Even Steve Trachsel thought it was a little out of hand.
Hagerstown LHP Jon Niese, the Mets’ 7th round pick in 2005 (209th overall) threw a complete game shutout Wednesday night in the Suns’ 9-0 win over Lexington.
Henry Owens seems to have survived his brief spell in Flushing with few ill-effects ; he collected his 12th save of ’06 in Binghamton’s 7-4 win at Portland this evening. I don’t know if B-Mets catcher Mike DeFelice, 37, is the oldest guy in Double-A, but he’s got to be pretty close.