June 06, 2007

No Run Support For Glavine Again

Marty Noble at Mets.com, writes about the Mets 4-2 loss to the Phillies:

Glavine's rut now measures three games wide or deep -- or however ruts are measured. He has pitched three times in 13 days and, in his words, has "nothing to show for it."

Glavine hasn't lost all three starts, only two, but he hasn't won any of them either. And at this point that is the issue. Glavine is in the gun lap of his quest for 300 career victories and in -- of all things -- a no-win situation.

His chance to gain the 296th victory of his career was gone long before the Mets lost to the Phillies, 4-2, in 11 innings on Tuesday night. His being denied was the first element of an all-around unrewarding evening for a team that likes to consider itself the best in the National League. Four innings before Chase Utley hit a home run off Pedro Feliciano, Glavine threw his final pitch. And a few moments later, when a Mets rally was defused by Jamie Moyer, Glavine no longer could win.

The Mets still could have won, but they didn't. Utley's home run and an insurance run produced the 4-2 score, the Mets' fourth defeat in six games and a degree of clubhouse consternation. Perhaps "rut" applies to the Mets as well.

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