Mets ensure that Glavine's 300th win is a long night
by Bob Timmermann
It took 200 minutes to finish it, but Tom Glavine finally got his 300th win as the Mets beat the Cubs 8-3 at Wrigley Field. On a sultry night in Chicago, Glavine went 6 1/3 innings and five Mets relievers (Guillermo Mota, Pedro Feliciano, Aaron Heilman, Jorge Sosa, and Billy Wagner) finished up.
The Mets put 23 runners on base, picking up 16 hits and 7 walks. They also stranded 15 runners, tying them for the third highest total in the majors this year in a nine-inning game.
The Rangers stranded 17 runners on June 1 in a 9-8 win over the Mariners. The Diamondbacks left 16 runners on base on April 30 in a 9-1 win over the Dodgers. I attended the latter in person!
Eight teams have left no runners on base in a game this year and two of them won.