View Full Version : Tom Glavine Seeking Win #300

07-31-2007, 10:00 PM
The Mets are currently leading 2-1 in the top of the 7th in Milwaukee, and Tom Glavine has thrown six innings of one run, one hit ball (albeit five walks). He's thrown 90 pitches so far tonight, and Glavine is on-deck now according to GameCast so we'll see if he stays in the game.

I must say I'm definitely rooting for Glavine to get to 300, and I hope he can get there tonight. Dude is pure class, and he's definitely an all-time great pitcher who's had one heck of a career. It could also be the last time for a long, long time that we see a guy reach 300 wins, barring what happens with Randy Johnson's career.

Reds Fanatic
07-31-2007, 10:45 PM
Brewers just tied the game in the 8th so Glavine will not get win 300 tonight.

07-31-2007, 10:47 PM
That's Bill Hall being a thorn in everyone's side once again as he hits a groundrule double to drive in the tying run.

Tom Servo
07-31-2007, 10:47 PM
You really should have just titled this thread "JINX! JINX! JINX!", Cyclone. :p:

07-31-2007, 10:51 PM
You really should have just titled this thread "JINX! JINX! JINX!", Cyclone. :p:

Bonds will not keel over and he's going to hit 755 tonight.

Reds Fanatic
07-31-2007, 10:56 PM
Glavine's next chance for 300 will be the Sunday night game on ESPN against the Cubs.

07-31-2007, 11:34 PM
Glavine's next chance for 300 will be the Sunday night game on ESPN against the Cubs.

That'll hopefully work out nicely if I can watch Glavine own the Cubs on HD and rack up #300 against that pitiful excuse for a franchise.

07-31-2007, 11:35 PM
It could also be the last time for a long, long time that we see a guy reach 300 wins, barring what happens with Randy Johnson's career.

Randy Johnson has a career? With things happening in it?

Chip R
08-01-2007, 11:26 AM
It seems like about 290 of those wins have been against the Reds.

08-01-2007, 11:37 AM
It seems like about 290 of those wins have been against the Reds.

Tell me about it. Here are his career stats v. the Reds

48 GS, 27-12, 2 CG, 317.2 IP, 302 H, 118 ER, 27 HR, 106 BB, 180 K, 3.34 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, .255 BAA

* He only has more wins v. MTL/WAS (32) and Philly (28)...but that's in 65 and 62 career starts, respectively. His highest winning percentage is vs. the Reds.

08-05-2007, 06:47 PM
Tom Glavine goes for win #300 again tonight against the Cubs in Wrigley on ESPN. I'd love to see Glavine win 300 and stick it to the Cubs all at once.


On Sunday night, Tom Glavine will go for a historic win in one of the majors' vintage ballparks.

Glavine will make his second attempt to become the 23rd pitcher in major league history with 300 wins as the New York Mets (62-48) wrap up their weekend series with the Chicago Cubs (58-51) at Wrigley Field.

"Somebody's got to do it sooner or later and hopefully it will be me," said Glavine (9-6, 4.38 ERA), who's trying to become the first 300-game winner since longtime Braves teammate Greg Maddux in 2004. "It's an extremely historic ballpark. ... Not too many places I think you could pick that would be a better venue. But wait and see how it works out."

With his next win, Glavine also will tie Lefty Grove and Early Wynn for 21st on the all-time list.

"I don't think there is much anxiousness as I had probably going into the Milwaukee start," Glavine said.

The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner had perhaps his best road start this year his last time out, allowing a run and two hits in six-plus innings on Tuesday night. New York's bullpen, though, couldn't hold a one-run lead and allowed the Brewers to rally for a 4-2 win in 13 innings.

"I don't know if it's easier to have it go away right away, or when you've got to sit there and watch," said Glavine, who's 0-4 with an 8.66 ERA in his last seven road starts.

Glavine has struggled at Wrigley Field for more than a decade, going 1-4 with a 4.85 ERA in his last seven starts dating to August 1996 when he was with Atlanta. Overall, the left-hander is 14-13 with a 3.64 ERA in 34 career starts against the Cubs.

"I don't want him to get 300 against us," said Cubs outfielder Cliff Floyd, a teammate of Glavine's with the Mets from 2003-06. "And he knows that, he's competitive. ... He's a great dude."

While Glavine goes for the milestone win, Jason Marquis (8-6, 4.22) will try to win his third straight home start for Chicago. Facing Philadelphia on Tuesday, the right-hander gave up three runs and eight hits over six innings as the Cubs rolled to a 7-3 win.

Marquis downplayed the win as Chicago keeps its sights set on reaching the postseason.

"Your goal is to be in first place on Sept. 30," Marquis told the Cubs' official Web site. "You have to focus on what the Chicago Cubs have to do and you can't pay attention to what Milwaukee is doing or the teams in the wild card we're chasing. You have to worry about the Chicago Cubs, and if we win, everything will take care of itself."

Chicago is 10-2 at Wrigley Field this season in games Marquis has started. In 12 career starts versus New York, Marquis is 5-4 with a 4.15 ERA.

Marquis and Glavine squared off on May 14 at Shea Stadium, but neither recorded a decision as the Mets won 5-4 on Michael Wuertz's bases-loaded walk to Carlos Delgado in the bottom of the ninth.

New York and Chicago split the first two games of this series. After the Mets posted a 6-2 win in the opener on Friday, Chicago was victorious by the same score on Saturday. Ryan Theriot's two-out, run-scoring infield single off John Maine started a six-run third inning.

"You see good teams do that with two-outs," Theriot said. "They come back and score a bunch of runs, whether it be hits or walks, whatever it may be, knowing you have that one out left and you still go out there and put runs on the board. It's always important."

Despite the win, the Cubs remained one game behind the Brewers in the NL Central when Milwaukee rallied to defeat Philadelphia later on Saturday.

Former Cub Moises Alou, who had two homers coming in, hit two for the Mets as they fell to 20-9 this season against NL Central opponents.

08-05-2007, 10:45 PM
It's the top of the 8th inning now, and the Mets are currently leading the Cubs 5-3. Glavine pitched 6.1 innings and gave up two runs, and the Mets bullpen gave up another run in the bottom of the 7th after relieving Glavine.

If the Mets can maintain the lead and ultimately win, then Glavine will have win #300.

08-05-2007, 11:32 PM
Mets win 8-3, and Tom Glavine becomes only the fifth left-handed pitcher - and first since Steve Carlton - to win 300 games.

Congrats to Tom Glavine. Pure class, and a phenomenal pitcher.

08-05-2007, 11:37 PM
Two pitchers from that big '90s Braves staff with 300 wins. Smoltz might have had the chance, had he started instead of relieving for a few years.

08-05-2007, 11:43 PM
Congrats, Mr. Galvine. You earned it.

I admit, I never cared fro the guy during the 90s, but I've grown to respect him over time.

08-05-2007, 11:47 PM
Of all the guys in that rotation Glavine was my least favorite when I lived in Atlanta but the guy has an idea of what he wants to do when he's out there and you've always got to admire that, especially when it's worked so well for so long.

08-06-2007, 08:06 AM
23rd pitcher to get to 300. That's an elite group.

Hats off to Tom Glavine.

08-06-2007, 08:09 AM
A real artist on the mound. Have really enjoyed watching him pitch over the years. One of the all time greats. Congratulations to Tom.:beerme:

08-06-2007, 08:12 AM
Congrats to Glavine! When he first came up with the Braves I would have never thought he would attain 300 wins. I heard this morning he started out 9-21 in first couple of seasons. Quite a turnaround and quite a career!