The New York Mets edged the Houston Astros in a 3-2 extra-innings victory Wednesday night. A game that looked like it might be another shutout was tied up in the 9th inning off the bat of Astros 2B Geoff Blum. The Mets later would win with a sacrifice fly by Ike Davis that scored Jose Reyes from third. Manny Acosta closed it out for the save.

AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Initial Reaction:

R.A. Dickey faced off against Brett Myers in Game 3 of the four-game series. Both pitchers were durable for their respective teams. They each allowed two runs in their starts, but Dickey was effective for longer, as he took his game into the ninth inning.

The bullpen was tremendous tonight, refusing to allow a run, and the Mets took advantage.

David Wright left the game in the top of the 12th with an injury. No telling what it could have been. If it’s serious, this will just put the Mets season at a further loss for words.

Positives From The Game:

Smokin’ The Dickey Pipe: He does it all! R.A. Dickey pitched 8.1 innings, allowing two runs on nine hits, while walking one and striking out six. The first seven innings were brilliant, as he did not allow a run. He produced the Mets only runs, driving in Ruben Tejada with a double, and then scoring on an Angel Pagan fielder’s choice. He was credited with another no decision tonight.

Jose, Jose, Jose: It was a big four-hit night for Jose Reyes. He hit his eighth triple of the season, stole two bases, and scored the game winning run in the 14th inning.

Ike Davis: He broke an 0 for 19 skid with a single in the top of the 13th, and then drove in the winning run in the top of the 14th with a sac fly.

Negatives From The Game:

There were negatives during certain parts of the game, but when it was all said and done, everyone had their fair share of contributions.

Interesting Facts:

16: Consecutive scoreless frames for R.A. Dickey until the 8th inning

30: Number of David Wright doubles (sixth straight season with at least 30)

55: Total steals between Jose Reyes and Angel Pagan

What’s Next?: The New York Mets look to take the series against the Houston Astros in the series finale Thursday night at Minute Maid Park. Game Time 8:05 PM on SNY.

NYM Pat Misch (0-1) 1.50 ERA vs. HOU Bud Norris (5-7) 5.42 ERA