Three prominent players were going for milestones last night. Ironically, the man who came the closest was the only one not accused of steroid use.
Tom Glavine couldn’t have been much better in trying for his 300th career win.
The veteran gave up just 2 hits and 1 run in 6 innings, but his bullpen couldn’t finish the job.
It was a particularly tough night for the Mets, whose 5 relievers blew Glavine’s shot at history.
On top of it all, Geoff Jenkins’ walk-off home run in the 13th spoiled the mood at Shea completely.
Mets 2, Brewers 4: Bill Hall tied the game in the 8th with a double before Jenkins’ walk-off shot. Dave Bush got the win for the Brewers after pitching a scoreless 13th. The Cubs are kicking themselves after not taking advantage of their chance to grab first in the Central, as the Brew Crew remains 1 game up. The Mets still cling to first in the East.
White Sox 3, Yankees 16: The Yanks played home run derby against Jose Contreras and the Sox non-existent bullpen, going yard 8 times. A-Rod, looking for his 500th dinger, was one of the only Bombers who couldn’t get in on the fun. Even Shelley Duncan went long. The Yanks are 7 back, the Sox…don’t ask.
Giants 3, Dodgers 1: Barry, who is just embarassing himself now, continued to suck against the Dodgers (he’s now hitting under .150 against L.A.). Despite a string of poor individual performances from Bonds, the Giants won their fifth game in six tries. Brad Penny, who came into the game with a 13-1 record, took the loss. With the loss, the Diamondbacks took over first in the N.L. West.
Orioles 5, Red Sox 3
Rangers 3, Indians 1
Blue Jays 2, Devil Rays 0
Royals 3, Twins 5
Angels 8, Mariners 0
Tigers 3, Athletics 7
Reds 3, Nationals 6
Rockies 6, Marlins 3
Cardinals 6, Pirates 4
Astros 4, Braves 12
Phillies 3, Cubs 7
Diamondbacks 4, Padres 0