It's sad that Gothamist has come to expect so little from Tom Glavine, This season, it's been hard to remember that he had 261 wins after last year and that he has two Cy Young awards to his name, but very easy to remember that he's 39. Last night, in a 2-0 Mets victory against St. Louis, Glavine threw a strong 7 innings giving allowing no runs, no walks, and only four hits by the Cardinals, the highest scoring team in the National League.
The offense for the Mets was supplied by Cliff Floyd and his bat. After starting the season with a 23-game hitting streak, Floyd was in a 2-22 slump entering the game. One might say that changed with his two home runs last night off of Staten Island's Jason Marquis, who only allowed three hits in seven innings.
Roberto Hernandez came in during the 8th inning after a Kaz Matsui error allowed runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs and Braden Looper allowed a hit in the 9th before picking up his 9th save of the season.
The Mets and Cardinals play again today at 1:10 with the marquis pitching match-up of the series. Mark Mulder and his 2.70 ERA against Pedro Martinez and his 3.06 ERA.
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