Update from Shea from Kev:
Tom Glavine has been pulled after six decent innings but the Mets just wasted a bases loaded opportunity and lead only 4-3 through six innings.
Carlos Beltran was struck out by a 35-MPH fastball from the crafty Jamie Moyer with the bases jammed and two outs. It was Beltran’s second K in as many innings.
Glavine was solid after giving up home runs to Jimmy Rollins in each of the first two innings. He left giving up three runs on four hits with four strikeouts and three walks.
His second strikeout bumped him past Don Drysdale for 28th place on the all-time list. Drysdale, apparently, was very good, too.
Just joking, of course. But I was wondering something during the game. Glavine is a Hall of Famer, whether he wins 300 games or not. Will he be first ballot? You might assume so. But I can’t definitely say he will be.
Personally, I think Glavine is done as soon as he gets No. 300, which will likely be this year. But he’s not first ballot if Bonds, Maddux and a few other sure-fire guys retire this season, also. What if Clemens come back this year and actually retires (after leading the Red Sox to a World Series)? They can’t all go on the first try.