|Glavine's next milestone chance comes Sunday, Bonds could hit 755 much sooner|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 31 July 2007 22:29|
Glavine was pretty close Tuesday night in Milwaukee, handing a one-run lead to the Mets' usually reliable bullpen, which blew it, and New York went on to lose 4-2 in 13 innings. Bonds remained one home run away from tying Aaron's all-time record in San Francisco's 3-1 win over Los Angeles.
``It's a disappointing night,'' said Glavine, whose next chance at the mark is on Sunday in Chicago. ``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.
In other NL games, it was Atlanta 12, Houston 4; Chicago 7, Philadelphia 3; Arizona 4, San Diego 0; Colorado 6, Florida 3; St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 4; and Washington 6, Cincinnati 3.
Glavine's wife, Christine, cheered when David Wright scored on a sacrifice fly by Moises Alou to give the Mets a 2-1 lead in the sixth.
But in the eighth, Aaron 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. She slumped in her seat as Brewers' fans applauded, and she then put her chin on her right wrist and stared angrily.
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.
Bonds won't have to wait quite as long for another shot at history after his night. He stayed stuck at 754 home runs when he went 0-for-2 with two walks in Los Angeles where he was booed at every turn.
``They were doing their booing, but it wasn't out of hand,'' said Giants manager Bruce Bochy, who wasn't sure whether Bonds would play Wednesday night. ``He's feeling pretty good. He's getting his swings in. We'll see how he feels.''
Braves 12, Astros 4
Mark Teixeira was welcomed to Atlanta by a Braves power surge - and he didn't even get into the game.
Kelly Johnson had four hits, including two homers, and Jeff Francoeur and Brian McCann hit home runs.
Johnson drove in five runs and McCann knocked in four, two with a double in the eighth.
Teixeira, obtained from Texas in a seven-player trade that was finalized earlier in the day, was activated for the game but did not arrive until the seventh inning.
Cubs 7, Phillies 3
In Chicago, Jacque Jones had an RBI double in the sixth inning to lead the Cubs, who went 17-9 in July.
Pat Burrell homered for the Phillies, who lost for the second time in 11 games, while Chris Roberson was 4-for-4 with an RBI single.
Cubs starter Jason Marquis pitched six innings, allowing three runs and eight hits. He struck out four and walked three.
Diamondbacks 4, Padres 0
In San Diego, Chris Young and Stephen Drew hit two-run homers for Arizona.
Brandon Webb (10-8) allowed three hits in seven innings while striking out seven and walking two. He and two relievers combined on a four-hitter.
The Padres lost for the 11th time in 18 games since the All-Star break.
Rockies 6, Marlins 3
Aaron Cook allowed five hits in 7 2-3 innings to win his third straight start for Colorado, in front of a sparse crowd in Miami.
Garrett Atkins doubled home three runs for the Rockies, who won their third consecutive game. They're 54-51, matching the franchise's second-best record after 105 games.
Miguel Olivo hit his 10th homer for the Marlins, who lost for the seventh time in eight games.
Few witnessed the Rockies' five-hitter. The announced attendance was 11,534, but actual attendance was likely less than 3,000.
Cardinals 6, Pirates 4
In Pittsburgh, two misplays by Pirates catcher Ronny Paulino in the same at-bat helped St. Louis score the go-ahead run in the sixth inning.
The Cardinals matched their season high by winning their fourth in a row as Adam Wainwright (10-8) limited the Pirates to two runs over six innings.
David Eckstein and Skip Schumaker hit consecutive sacrifice flies in a two-run seventh and the Cardinals won their 38th in 53 games in PNC Park - easily the best record of any team since the ballpark opened in 2001.
The Pirates wasted another effective start by Paul Maholm (7-13) to lose their 14th in 16 games since the All-Star break. Maholm held St. Louis to two earned runs over six innings.
Nationals 6, Reds 3
In Washington, Ryan Zimmerman's three-run double was the biggest hit in the Nats' big fifth inning.
Rookie Matt Chico (5-6) earned the victory by going five innings. He gave up two runs, nine hits and three walks. Chad Cordero pitched the ninth inning for his 22nd save.