Jim Tracy took an early shower. Tom Gorzelanny’s exit came even earlier. But the biggest news from Shea Stadium tonight — site of the Mets putting a serious beating on the Pirates (6-0 after 4 innings) — would be Howie Rose’s stunned announcement that WFAN’s Steve Somers was married yesterday.

While Rose expressed disappointment at not being invited, he failed to ID Captain Midnight’s partner, so we’re left wondering if Steve got hitched to a lady human…or, perhaps to a guy. As Somers’ close pal Jerry Seinfeld might say, not that there’s anything wrong with that, congratulations to one of sports yack radio’s few entertaining personalities.

Everytime I read of more drama in the Elijah Dukes household, I can’t help but wonder why no one in the Tampa organization ever sought out some helpful advice online.

With the emergence of former Met Heath Bell in the Padres bullpen, San Diego manager Bud Black was quoted in this morning’s San Diego Union Tribune as saying of reliever Scott Linebrink, “it might be time to take a step back and not be used exclusively in the eighth and the ninth.”

Or, it might be time to call a realtor in Milwaukee.