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Glavine fails to get 300th win; Brewers rally past Mets

Aug 1, 2007 - 5:50 AM MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- Geoff Jenkins and the Milwaukee Brewers decided to make Tom Glavine wait for his career milestone.

Jenkins hit a two-run homer in the 13th inning as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to post a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday.

Milwaukee, a loser of six of its last seven games, stayed in first place in the National League Central, one game ahead of the Chicago Cubs. Chicago defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-3, on Tuesday.

"It was a key moment for our team to get a win after a tough road trip with some tough losses," Jenkins said. "There was a lot of excitement around Tom going for his 300th win. He kept us down the whole game, but we hung around and finally took advantage."

The extra-inning loss by New York spoiled a strong performance by Glavine, who was attempting to win his 300th career game. Glavine was looking to become the 23rd pitcher in major league history to reach that mark.

"It's disappointing for me personally, it's disappointing for us the way that it ended," Glavine said. "It's frustrating. It always is when you pitch a good ballgame and leave with the lead and we don't win. It's a disappointing night."

With the score tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the 13th, Tony Graffanino led off with a double down the left field line off Mets reliever Aaron Sele (3-1). Jenkins then hit a 1-2 pitch over the right field fence for his 14th homer of the season and third career walk-off blast.

"It's an unbelievable feeling when you turn the corner (at third base) and see everybody at home," Jenkins said. "It came at a big time when we needed a lift. It's felt good to come through in the clutch."

It made a winner of Dave Bush (9-8), who pitched one inning of relief. The teams combined to used 14 pitchers - eight by Milwaukee.

"Our pitching was really, really good tonight," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "Our bullpen did a tremendous job. That's a pretty good offensive club, but the bullpen held strong."

The Mets were leading, 2-1, in the eighth inning and two-time Cy Young Award winner Glavine was four outs away from the career milestone before his bullpen let him down.

Aaron Heilman allowed a leadoff single to J.J. Hardy before manager Willie Randolph replaced him with Pedro Feliciano, who hit Brewers slugger Prince Fielder on the arm. Randolph made another pitching change, bringing in righthander Guillermo Mota.

However, Bill Hall ripped the first pitch he saw down the left field line for a ground-rule double, plating Hardy and knotting the score at 2-2 to end Glavine's chance for No. 300.

"It's frustrating," Heilman said. "You feel bad we couldn't hold a lead for Tom. He pitched a great game and deserved to win, but he's been around long enough to understand things like this happen."

After an intentional walk, Mota retired the next two batters to end the inning.

As he had been so many times over his illustrious career, Glavine was masterful in his six-plus innings. The 41-year-old lefthander yielded a run, two hits and five walks in his first attempt at the magic mark.

"Nerve-wise, adrenaline-wise, it was very similar to a playoff game," Glavine said. "I just have to focus on trying to win my next start, which will be my 300th win. I don't have to worry about how many wins I need and how many starts I have. It's here, it's now and it's easier to deal with."

The only run he allowed came on an RBI groundout by Fielder in the fourth inning.

"Tom pitched a great ballgame," Randolph said. "It was right there for him, and we couldn't hold it. It seemed like neither team wanted to win it. We had opportunities to win it and we didn't."

The Mets gave Glavine a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth inning by pounding four hits off Brewers starter Jeff Suppan. David Wright had an RBI single and Moises Alou added a sacrifice fly.

The 10-time All-Star was trying to become the second player to pick up his 300th win against the Brewers. Seventeen years ago to the day, Nolan Ryan defeated the Brewers at County Stadium to join the exclusive club.

Glavine's attempt at the historic win also came seven years to the day that he recorded his 200th win, when he defeated the Houston Astros in 2000 with the Braves.

Glavine is scheduled to pitch again Sunday and will go for 300 vs. the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

"I wish it was over with," Glavine said. "I get another opportunity on Sunday. If we're fortunate enough to pitch well and win Sunday in Chicago in one of the most historic ballparks in the game, that would be pretty neat. But I'd much rather be going there looking for 301."

Suppan allowed two runs, six hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings.






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