Monday, August 6, 2007
Tom Glavine won his 300th game last night, beating the Cubs 8-3. He pitched 6 1/3 innings in front of a sold-out crowd. The Wrigley fans treated Glavine with respect and gave him a standing ovation when he left the game. The other standing ovation of the night was reserved for Kerry Wood, who came into the game as a relief pitcher and pitched one scoreless inning. He has not pitched since June 6 of last year. Wood is still beloved in Chicago for his grit and determination in trying to return from 11 stints on the disabled list. He is humble and apologetic to fans for not delivering on the promise of his early days, when he struck out 20 batters against Houston 9 years ago and when he helped get the Cubs to the playoffs four years ago. The warm feelings for Glavine and Wood could not offset the disappointment of watching Alfonso Soriano hobble off the field with a right strained quadricep, not to return for 2-4 weeks.