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New York 5, Colorado 0

8/15/2003

NEW YORK (AP) -- This time, it was Tom Glavine who left the
Colorado Rockies powerless.

With the lights back on at Shea Stadium, Glavine earned his
250th win and the New York Mets got home runs from rookies Jose
Reyes and Jason Phillips in a 5-0 victory over Colorado on Friday
night.

With yet another milestone under his belt, Glavine clearly has
his mind set on reaching the magic mark of 300 wins.

"Obviously, it's partly along to where I want to be," he said.
"It puts me in some nice company."

After a blackout that affected much of the Northeast forced the
postponement of New York's game against the San Francisco Giants on
Thursday night, the last-place Mets rewarded 28,081 fans who made
it to the ballpark by winning for the seventh time in 10 games.

It was a strong turnout, especially considering getting around
town without a car was pretty tough. Although power had been
restored to many parts of the metropolitan area by late Friday
afternoon, subways and commuter trains were still down.

"It's more people than I thought would show up," Phillips
said. "It was a good atmosphere."

It was the second blackout in as many days for the Rockies. On
Wednesday night, they were playing at Montreal when a power failure
briefly plunged Olympic Stadium into darkness. The rest of the city
was not affected by that outage.

Cliff Floyd hustled on his sore Achilles' tendon and scored
twice for the Mets. Ty Wigginton hit a pair of RBI doubles.

Glavine (8-11) became the 43rd major league pitcher to reach 250
career wins. He allowed only three hits in six innings but walked
four and worked out of trouble all night.

"We're seeing the real Tom Glavine now," Mets manager Art Howe
said. "Hopefully, he'll get locked in for the next two or three
years."

The left-hander stranded eight runners in his second straight
win since missing a start because of a strained ribcage muscle.

"We had some opportunities but we also hit some balls hard
right at people," Colorado slugger Preston Wilson said. "They had
us played in the right spots and he made good pitches when he had
to."

Grant Roberts worked a perfect seventh and Mike Stanton got six
outs to finish the four-hitter.

Floyd was hit by a pitch from Darren Oliver (10-8) in the
fourth. Admittedly angry, he stole second, went to third on a
throwing error by catcher Charles Johnson and scored on Wigginton's
double.

"That's what I can do. As big as I am, a lot of guys don't
think I can run," Floyd said. "Once they forget about me, that's
when I can take advantage."

Reyes led off the sixth with his second home run, extending his
hitting streak to 14 games.

After Floyd legged out a one-out double, Phillips connected off
Steve Reed for his ninth homer of the season and a 4-0 lead.

Wigginton added a two-out RBI double off Aaron Cook in the
eighth.

Floyd finished 3-for-3 and reached base all four times. The left
fielder plans to play through Monday, then have season-ending
surgery on his right Achilles' tendon at the end of the month. He
has played in pain most of the season.

"Everybody appreciates the effort he's given us," Howe said.

Mets catcher Mike Piazza went 1-for-4 with a single in his
second game back from the disabled list. He homered and drove in
five runs Wednesday night against San Francisco.

Oliver was charged with three runs and five hits in 5 1-3
innings.

"I wasn't going to let Piazza beat me tonight. That was my main
thing," Oliver said. "If you're going to let somebody beat you on
this team, it's got to be guys like that, not the big bombers like
Piazza and Floyd."

Plate umpire Justin Klemm was hit in the side of the head by the
shattered barrel of Phillips' broken bat in the eighth. Klemm
stayed down for a few minutes before being helped to his feet by
medical staff. He walked off the field under his own power as a pad
was held to his head.

Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said Klemm received three stitches
for his cut but was otherwise OK.

Second base umpire Tony Randazzo moved behind the plate, and the
game was delayed about 10 minutes. During the delay, a fan ran on
the field but was quickly tackled and led off by security. Rockies
right fielder Larry Walker signed autographs while he was waiting.

Game notes
The Rockies are an NL-worst 20-44 on the road. ... It was
New York's seventh shutout of the season. Colorado has been blanked
six times. ... It was Floyd's second steal of the season. ...
Glavine is 250-154 lifetime. Next up for him on the career wins
list is Bob Gibson with 251.