The Mets were in a tough spot on Friday night, entering a game against Phillies ace Aaron Nola on the road, losers of six straight games. And while Nola dazzled for most of the night, Mets' starter Zack Wheeler went toe-to-toe with him, keeping the Mets in the game and allowing the bats to do the talking late in the Mets' win. Down in the seventh inning, the Mets turned to Wilson Ramos off the bench, who delivered in a huge spot with an RBI single to tie the game and extend his hitting streak to 23 games. Then, with the game still tied in the eighth, the Mets opened the floodgates.
News: Mets Shaved Their Heads
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Glavine Wins His 294th, but the Buzz Is About the Hair
Stuck without a victory since April 17, Glavine finally inched closer toward a hallowed milestone by winning his th game. In his last three starts, all no-decisions, Glavine has pitched well enough to win, but a bullpen meltdown, a lack of run support and one bad pitch last Thursday kept him at Glavine did throw one bad pitch Tuesday — the hanging slider that Bonds hit — but Pedro Feliciano and Billy Wagner each pitched a perfect inning to finish off the victory, aided by the lead he was given after the top of the first. The score was in the fourth when Bonds batted with one out.
Should you ever find yourself in Vegas with Hall of Fame pitcher and Twins color commentator Bert Blyleven, take heed: 1 wake up, you're dreaming, 2 that is an oddly specific fantasy to be having and 3 start walking in the other direction, because Bert Blyleven has some truly terrible luck that will most likely result in you losing all of your hair. Allow us to explain. On the walk into the stadium, Blyleven -- working the game that night -- struck up a conversation with Santana, and the two made a bet : If Santana threw a complete-game shutout, Blyleven would shave his head, as aging men everywhere let out an audible gasp of mourning:. Santana only struck out one batter on the night, but still managed to spin that dreaded shutout on just 92 pitches. Ever a man of his word, Blyleven showed up at the Twins clubhouse the next day, ready for his penance.