Hisanori Takahashi #47 of the New York Mets throws a...

Hisanori Takahashi #47 of the New York Mets throws a pitch during the game against the Cincinnati Reds. (May 5, 2010) Credit: Getty Images

CINCINNATI - Hisanori Takahashi did it again.

The Mets reliever threw three perfect innings with four strikeouts in the 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Reds Wednesday.

Takahashi seems untouchable at times; in 10 games, he is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 182/3 innings.

Manager Jerry Manuel suggested he would not be afraid to use the lefthander as a short reliever or spot starter.

"I think when you see that type of success, it doesn't mean [long man] has to be the only role for him," Manuel said. "You could use him in a one-inning, close-game type of thing late. He doesn't seem to be bothered by the situation."

Wright: No suit

David Wright said he has "nothing to say" about a lawsuit filed by former Met Cliff Floyd and former Yankee Rondell White against their former financial advisers, who also once were Wright's financial advisers. Wright is not a part of the suit.

Floyd and White filed suit Tuesday in New Jersey against Steven Kolinsky and Stephan Hill, whom they claim cheated them out of $2.25 million in a failed real estate deal in Hackensack and are seeking $12.25 million in damages.

Extra bases

Mike Pelfrey, who had an MRI on Monday on his shoulder, went through a 45-pitch bullpen session and said he's ready to start against the Giants tomorrow . . . Luis Castillo was in the original lineup, but he actually wasn't. The Mets sent out a lineup with Castillo batting second, but Manuel said it was a "misprint" and Alex Cora was always going to start at second. Castillo flew out as a pinch hitter in the seventh and stayed in the game . . . Jeff Francoeur didn't start to rest his sore right elbow. He pinch hit for Cora in the seventh and walked. He stayed in, too.