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Glavine moves within three wins of 300

Jun 28, 2007 - 4:08 AM FLUSHING, New York (Ticker) -- Tom Glavine moved a step closer to a milestone. Anthony Reyes tied a far more dubious one.

Glavine pitched a rain-shortened one-hitter for his 297th victory and David Wright hit a two-run homer as the New York Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-0, in a game called after five innings.

The start of the game was delayed 54 minutes by rain and was halted again for good in the middle of the sixth after another 90-minute delay. The weather was the only thing that could slow down Glavine, who has won back-to-back starts for the first time since April 7-12 and needs three more to join the coveted 300 plateau reached by just 22 pitchers.

"It's one win closer," said Glavine, who recorded his 25th career shutout and first since September 29, 2005 against Colorado.

Reyes (0-10) pitched well in defeat, but dropped his 12th straight decision dating to last season, tying the franchise record set by Bill Kissinger in 1896 and 1897.

"He pitched a lot better than we hit," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said. "He's pitched better than his record. Today was a good example."

"It's frustrating, but it is what it is," Reyes said. "I just try to go out there and be aggressive."

As for Glavine (7-5), he had gone five straight starts without a victory before defeating Oakland on Friday with eight strong innings.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner was just as effective on Wednesday improving to 20-6 against the Cardinals by allowing only a second-inning single to Scott Rolen with two walks and one strikeout.

"Tom pitched well. He was quick, fast, efficient," New York manager Willie Randolph said. "I hope he's back on track. I think he is."

Glavine recorded the second one-hitter of his career and the 23rd complete-game one-hitter in Mets history. New York, which entered the league in 1962 as an expansion team, have never had a no-hitter.

The Cardinals had their only serious threat in the second, when rookie Brendan Ryan, who hit the game-winning home run on Tuesday, grounded out with runners on first and second.

St. Louis had seven straight fly-ball outs between the fourth and sixth.

Wright hit his 13th homer and first since June 9 when he connected for a two-run blast in the first off Reyes to score Paul Lo Duca, who had singled.

"It was fastball that he left over the middle of the plate," Wright said. "You have to hit those mistakes."

Reyes allowed two runs and two hits in six innings. He became the first pitcher to lose his first 10 decisions in a season since Anthony Young went 0-13 for the Mets in 1993.

While Reyes has not pitched well this season, he also has little to work with. The Cardinals have scored just 29 runs in his first 12 starts, the lowest run support of any qualifying pitcher in the major leagues.

Rookie left fielder Carlos Gomez helped Glavine with a nice running catch at the warning track to take a possible hit away from Juan Encarnacion in the fourth.

Cardinals outfielder So Taguchi was 0-for-3, ending his hitting streak at 18 games.








  • NL
    FINAL 5 1/2
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ST LOUIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    NY METS 2 0 0 0 0 x 2 2 0 (FINAL 5 1/2)

    BATTERIES: STL - ANTHONY REYES AND GARY BENNETT
    NYM - TOM GLAVINE AND PAUL LO DUCA
    WP - TOM GLAVINE (7-5)
    LP - ANTHONY REYES (0-10)
    SAVE - NONE

    HOME RUNS: STL - NO

    Jun 27 11:05 PM


  • NL
    FINAL 5 1/2
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ST LOUIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    NY METS 2 0 0 0 0 x 2 2 0 (FINAL 5 1/2)

    BATTERIES: STL - ANTHONY REYES AND GARY BENNETT
    NYM - TOM GLAVINE AND PAUL LO DUCA

    HOME RUNS: STL - NONE
    NYM - DAVID WRIGHT (13) OFF ANTHONY REYES IN THE 1ST, 1 ON

    Jun 27 11:01 PM


  • NL
    AT NY METS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY DAVID WRIGHT (13) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH
    2 OUT IN THE 1ST OFF ANTHONY REYES SCORED PAUL LO DUCA.
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0, NY METS 2
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: C DELGADO (.225, 11 HR, 42 RBI)

    Cardinals vs. MetsJun 27 8:18 PM
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    Cardinals vs. MetsJun 27 6:07 PM
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    Cardinals vs. MetsJun 27 6:06 PM