May 23, 2004: Glavine One-Hits Rockies
|Date: May 23, 2004|
|Mets starter: Tom Glavine|
|Winning pitcher: Tom Glavine|
|Key player(s): Tom Glavine, Kazuo Matsui|
|Key play: Matsui's and Floyd's home runs in 1st|
The Mets and Rockies played the finale of a three-game series on a Sunday afternoon at Shea Stadium. Hoping for a sweep, the Mets had Tom Glavine on the mound to face Colorado. Glavine pitched a one-hit shutout as the Mets won, 4-0.
Glavine started the game with six perfect innings. He struck out four batters while preventing the Rockies from reaching first base. Meanwhile, the Mets scored four times against Colorado's Shawn Estes on first inning solo homers by Kazuo Matsui and Cliff Floyd, a run-scoring groundout in the third and a single by Glavine that brought home Shane Spencer in the bottom of the sixth.
In the seventh, Glavine's quest for a perfect game ended when he issued a leadoff walk to Denny Hocking. Tom retired the next three Rockie hitters and got two outs to start the eighth. Kit Pellow then doubled to right field, ending Glavine's bid for a no-hitter before Rene Reyes struck out to end the inning.
Tom set down the Rockies in order in the top of the ninth to finish off the game. The Mets completed a sweep of the series on Glavine's one-hitter with only 29 Colorado batters to face him. The win also brought the Mets to the .500 mark (23-23) on the season.