292 – New York Mets ace Tom Glavine picked up win number 292 Thursday night, as the Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 behind Glavine’s four strikeouts and three earned runs in six innings pitched. 41-year-old Glavine (2-1) beat 44-year-old Jamie Moyer (1-1) in a matchup of the oldest left-handed starters in major league history. Moyer, who is in his 21st season and is not known as a strikeout pitcher, picked up strikeout number 2,000 on Thursday. Glavine, who is also in his 21st season and now has 2,489 strikeouts, is just eight wins away from the prestigious 300 club, where just 22 pitchers in history can say they are in, including the only active pitchers, Roger Clemens (348) and Greg Maddux (334). How about a 40’s club, as Clemens is 44 and Maddux is also 40?
Quote of the Day
“Road trip to Cleveland this weekend.”
— Indians manager Eric Wedge, whose team plays the Chicago White Sox in a three-game series at Jacobs Field starting Friday.