The New York Mets finally held on for a victory, defeating the Chicago Cubs 8-3 last night, giving Tom Glavine his 300th career victory. Glavine became the first player to reach 300 since former teammate Greg Maddux did it in 2004, and is the fifth lefty in Major League history to achieve the mark.
After leaving the game with one out in the seventh and 102 pitches, it appeared the Mets were headed for a tight game. But the offense came alive late, scoring three runs in the eighth inning to put the game out of reach for the Cubs.
Randy Johnson is next on the active career win list with 284. He is scheduled to have back surgery and will be out the rest of the year. After Johnson, no one is remotely close to 300, a number of wins many are predicting will never be reached again.
28-year old Johan Santana currently has 89 career wins.