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Bullpen can't protect Glavine's 300th; Brewers blast winner in 13th

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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MILWAUKEE -- It was a tough night for Tom Glavine and his personal cheering section.

With Glavine's wife and children rooting him on in the stands at Miller Park, Glavine was two innings of scoreless relief from his 300th career victory. Then the Mets' usually reliable bullpen wasted an eighth-inning lead, and Geoff Jenkins hit a two-run homer off Aaron Sele in the 13th inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-2 victory Tuesday night.

Now Glavine will have to haul his friends and family to Wrigley Field this weekend for another shot at one of baseball's most cherished milestones.

"I'm sure it's tough on them emotionally, but I'm sure they'll be there again on Sunday," Glavine said.

Glavine's wife, Christine, cheered vigorously as David Wright scored on a sacrifice fly by Moises Alou to give the Mets a 2-1 lead in the sixth.

Mets manager Willie Randolph took Glavine out of the game an inning later, after the left-hander had allowed only two hits in six-plus innings. Aaron Heilman relieved Glavine, who fidgeted and stared nervously from the Mets bench as he accepted congratulations from his teammates.

Glavine compared the nerves and adrenalind to a playoff game.

"Your emotions, your nerves, all that stuff kind of gets on you a little bit more," Glavine said.

It turned out that Glavine had a reason to be nervous.

Heilman allowed a leadoff single to J.J. Hardy and, after Ryan Braun flied out, Pedro Feliciano came in and hit Prince Fielder with a pitch.

Guillermo Mota relieved, and Glavine's wife was on her feet cheering for an end to the rally.

But Bill Hall greeted Mota with a ground-rule double to left that scored Hardy with the tying run. Christine slumped in her seat as Brewers fans applauded, and she then put her chin on her right wrist and stared angrily.

"It's a disappointing night," Glavine said. "I don't know if it's easier to have it go away right away, or when you've got to sit there and watch."

But Glavine didn't blame his teammates.

"They've helped me more than they've hurt me," Glavine said.

Glavine was looking to become the 23rd pitcher to reach the 300-win mark -- and the first since former Atlanta Braves teammate Greg Maddux did it on Aug. 7, 2004, for the Chicago Cubs against San Francisco.

The win would have come 17 years to the day after -- and just a few hundred yards away from -- Nolan Ryan's 300th career win at Milwaukee's old County Stadium on July 31, 1990. Warren Spahn also recorded his 300th career victory in Milwaukee in 1961.

Now Glavine will have to try again a second time. He figures the nerves will be back.

"I'm sure it's going to be similar," he said. "It's a big deal to me. It's not going away."

Glavine's mark was one of three potential baseball milestones on the line Tuesday night. Alex Rodriguez also failed in his attempt to become the youngest player ever to hit his 500th career homer. Barry Bonds remained one home run away from tying Hank Aaron's all-time record.

"There's a lot of excitement around it," Jenkins said of Glavine's quest for 300. "Glavine kept us down all game."

Dave Bush (9-8), who was supposed to start for the Brewers on Wednesday night, came on in the 13th inning for the victory. Claudio Vargas, originally scheduled to pitch Thursday afternoon against the Mets, will start Wednesday.

The Brewers rebounded from a rough trip and held on to their one-game lead over the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central.

"I feel like we earned one," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said. "That's a first-place team. We persevered and found a way to win that game."

Jenkins came through in the 13th with a two-run homer off Sele (3-1).

"We just kept fighting and scratching," Jenkins said. "We just hung around and gave us a chance to win."

Glavine allowed only one hit through his first six innings, but had to pitch out of a few jams as he tied a season high with five walks.

Glavine said he appreciated the fact that his next chance to reach the milestone will come in Wrigley Field, a stadium with a rich history. But it's not the outcome he was looking for.

"I'm not going to lie to you," Glavine said. "I wish it was over with."

Notes

  • The Mets placed All-Star OF Carlos Beltran on the 15-day DL list because of a strained left abdominal muscle. The move was retroactive to July 25.
  • Mets C Paul Lo Duca continued to sit out because of a strained right hamstring. Lo Duca was disappointed he was unable to play on Tuesday with Glavine going for his 300th win. "I really wanted to be out there," Lo Duca said.
  • Milwaukee recalled IF-OF Joe Dillon from Triple-A Nashville after the game.
  • The Brewers' team doctor examined injured starter Ben Sheets and reported progress with the torn tissue in his middle finger. Sheets will continue to play catch and was to be examined again later this week.
 
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Geoff Jenkins jumps for joy -- and his teammates are right there with him -- after his decisive homer.
 
Geoff Jenkins jumps for joy -- and his teammates are right there with him -- after his decisive homer. (AP)
 

Players of the Game
Milwaukee

G. Jenkins
AB 2
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
New York

T. Glavine
IP 6.0
H 2
ER 1
BB 5
K 2
 
New York Mets
Jose Reyes, SS5120101 .303
Luis Castillo, 2B5010004 .302
David Wright, 3B4121204 .300
Carlos Delgado, 1B5010113 .251
Moises Alou, LF3011201 .298
Shawn Green, RF4010004 .271
   a- Damion Easley, PH-RF2000021 .263
Ramon Castro, C5000002 .311
Lastings Milledge, CF6000011 .261
Tom Glavine, P3000000 .231
    Aaron Heilman, P0000000 .000
    Pedro Feliciano, P0000000 .000
    Guillermo Mota, P0000000 .000
   b- Marlon Anderson, PH1000010 .213
    Jorge Sosa, P0000000 .174
   c- David Newhan, PH1010000 .213
    Aaron Sele, P0000000 .000
Totals4429265  
a-struck out for Green in the 10th
b-struck out for Mota in the 9th
c-singled for Sosa in the 11th
Batting
2B - Jose Reyes (25, Suppan), Shawn Green (23, Suppan)
SF - Moises Alou (3)
SH - Luis Castillo (6)
RBI - David Wright (66), Moises Alou (14)
SB - Jose Reyes (50, 2nd base off Cordero/D. Miller), David Wright (24, 2nd base off Suppan/D. Miller), Moises Alou (2, 2nd base off Bush/D. Miller)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
DP - Delgado-Reyes, Castillo-Reyes-Delgado
E - Carlos Delgado (6, Misplayed grounder)
New York Mets
Tom Glavine 6211520 4.38
Aaron Heilman (H,11) 1.1211000 3.49
Pedro Feliciano0000000 2.93
Guillermo Mota (BS,1) 0.2100110 5.29
Jorge Sosa 2000210 4.48
Aaron Sele (L,3-1) 2522001 4.30
IBB - Mench by Guillermo Mota, Fielder by Jorge Sosa
HBP - Fielder (by Pedro Feliciano)
WP - Tom Glavine (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Tom Glavine 95-47, Aaron Heilman 18-12, Pedro Feliciano 4-1, Guillermo Mota 12-5, Jorge Sosa 31-15, Aaron Sele 33-22
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tom Glavine 10-6, Aaron Heilman 2-1, Jorge Sosa 2-4, Aaron Sele 3-2
Batters Faced - Tom Glavine 25, Aaron Heilman 5, Pedro Feliciano 1, Guillermo Mota 4, Jorge Sosa 9, Aaron Sele 10
Milwaukee Brewers
Corey Hart, RF-CF5010012 .279
J.J. Hardy, SS4210102 .272
Ryan Braun, 3B5010114 .347
Prince Fielder, 1B4011101 .282
Bill Hall, CF4011104 .272
    Matt Wise, P00000001.000
    Brian Shouse, P0000000 .000
    Chris Spurling, P0000000 .000
   a- Rickie Weeks, PH0000000 .212
    Dave Bush, P0000000 .147
Kevin Mench, LF-RF4000203 .276
Damian Miller, C6010016 .262
Tony Graffanino, 2B5110104 .237
Jeff Suppan, P2000011 .100
    Carlos Villanueva, P0000000 .200
   b- Craig Counsell, PH1010000 .242
    Derrick Turnbow, P0000000 .000
    Francisco Cordero, P0000000 .000
   c- Geoff Jenkins, PH-LF2122100 .267
Totals42410484  
a-hit a sacrifice bunt for Spurling in the 12th
b-hit a bunt single for Villanueva in the 7th
c-walked for Cordero in the 9th
Batting
2B - Ryan Braun (16, Glavine), Bill Hall (27, Mota), Tony Graffanino (8, Sele)
HR - Geoff Jenkins (14, Sele)
SH - Corey Hart (2), J.J. Hardy (1), Rickie Weeks (3)
RBI - Prince Fielder (76), Bill Hall (42), Geoff Jenkins 2 (42)
SB - Ryan Braun (10, 3rd base off Glavine/Castro)
Team LOB - 14
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Bill Hall 1
DP - Hardy-Graffanino-Fielder, Graffanino-Hardy-Fielder
E - Ryan Braun (15, Throwing), Jeff Suppan (1, Throwing)
Milwaukee Brewers
Jeff Suppan 6.1622200 4.97
Carlos Villanueva 0.2000000 3.79
Derrick Turnbow 1000110 4.21
Francisco Cordero 1000110 3.30
Matt Wise0000200 3.22
Brian Shouse 0.2000000 2.05
Chris Spurling 2.1200020 3.82
Dave Bush (W,9-8) 1100010 4.87
HBP - Castro (by Jeff Suppan)
Pitches-Strikes - Jeff Suppan 100-61, Carlos Villanueva 11-7, Derrick Turnbow 15-7, Francisco Cordero 18-10, Matt Wise 8-0, Brian Shouse 5-2, Chris Spurling 18-14, Dave Bush 13-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeff Suppan 13-6, Carlos Villanueva 1-1, Brian Shouse 1-0, Chris Spurling 2-2, Dave Bush 2-0
Batters Faced - Jeff Suppan 28, Carlos Villanueva 2, Derrick Turnbow 4, Francisco Cordero 4, Matt Wise 2, Brian Shouse 1, Chris Spurling 8, Dave Bush 4
Game Information
Attendance - 41790
Game Time - 4:20
Temperature - 86
Umpires - Home - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - Marvin Hudson