2006 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS (METS)
Highlights & Notables > 2006
Named the Mets Sharp Pitcher of the Year
Tied for 7th in the National League with 15 wins
5th in the NL with a .682 winning percentage
Finished the season 13th in the NL with a 3.82 ERA ... amassed a 2.88 ERA at home.
The Mets won 21 of the last 27 games Glavine started and were 24-8 overall this season in his starts.
Allowed three earned runs or fewer in 26 of his 32 starts this season. Pitched 17.0 scoreless innings from April 29-May 10th.
With his win over the Nationals Sept. 30 (6 IP, 0 R), he improved his record to 15-7 on the year and notched career win No. 290. His 15 wins marked the most he's had in any one season with the Mets and is also the 10th time in his career he's finished a season with 15 or more wins. With his three strikeouts, he moved into sole possession of 30th place on the All-Time Strikeouts List.
With his win against the Marlins on Sept. 19th (8 ip, 2 runs), Tom matched his season high with 8.0 innings.
Sept. 1st start against the Astros was his first start since he lost to the Phillies Aug. 16th. Endured a 16-day layoff due to coldness in his left ring finger.
Made his 25th start of the season against the Nationals in his start on August 11th, extending his streak of consecutive seasons with at least 25 starts to 19 (1988-2006), which is tied for second-most all-time.
Made his 626th career start on July 30th at Atlanta to move past Jim Kaat for the fourth-most games started in major league history among lefthanded pitchers ... He now has 635 career starts. Steve Carlton is first (709), Tommy John is second (700) and Warren Spahn is third with 685.
Was 9-0 with a 3.74 ERA (36 earned runs/86.2 innings) with 52 strikeouts from April 29 - July 9, a span of 14 starts. Won nine straight decisions for the first time since 1992 when he won a career-high 13 straight decisions in 16 starts for the Braves from May 27-August 19th.
Glavine is one of five Mets pitchers to record a nine-game winning streak or longer. The others include Dwight Gooden (14 in 1985), Tom Seaver (twice, 10 in 1969 and nine in 1970), Terry Leach (10 in 1987) and Jesse Orosco (nine in 1983, all in relief appearances)
Selected to his 10th career All-Star Game, but did not pitch after starting the final game before the break. Glavine becomes one of only six pitchers to be named to an All-Star Team for 10 or more years.
Named the Mets Sharp Pitcher of the Month for May. In five starts, Glavine went 5-0 with a 2.94 ERA ... In 33.2 Innings, he allowed 27 hits, 11 runs earned, with nine walks and 29 strikeouts.
Has two, two-hit games this season on Apr. 3 (vs. Washington) and May 10th (at Philadelphia) ... His 29 career multi-hit games ranks second among active pitchers (behind Greg Maddux's 39)
Became the 36th pitcher in Major League history to record 2,400 strikeouts with his four strikeouts on May 21st against the Yankees.
Pitched 6.0 innings or more in 27 consecutive starts (July 15, 2005 - June 3, 2006)... Established a new career high on May 10th at Philadelphia ... Hurled 6.0 innings or more in 22 straight starts in 2004.
Recorded his 14th career double-digit strikeout game on May 4th against the Pirates at Shea ... Fanned ten batters over 7.0 innings.
Eclipsed the 4,000 innings pitched mark on May 10th at Philadelphia ... Became the 38th pitcher in the majors to reach the 4,000 innings pitched plateau.
Is third on the active list with 4,149.2 innings pitched, trailing Chicago's Greg Maddux and Houston's Roger Clemens and is 36th on the All-Time Innings Pitched List ... Ted Lyons is 35th on the List with 4,161.0 innings pitched.
Had a season-high 11 strikeouts in a 4-3 victory over Milwaukee on April 14th at Shea.
Defeated the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Opening Day April 3rd, marking his seventh Opening Day start of his career (1990, 1992, 1999, 2002-2004, 2006) ... Was his third with the Mets (2003, 2004, 2006)
Moved to first place on the All-Time Postseason Starts list with his Oct. 17th start in Game Five of the NLCS against the Cardinals (4.0 IP, 3 R). The start was the 35th of his career.
Notched his 14th career postseason win with a 2-0 shutout over the Cardinals in Game One of the NLCS Oct. 12th. Pitched 7.0 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits, 2 walks and collecting 2 strikeouts.
Notched his 13th career postseason win with a 4-1 win over the Dodgers in Game Two of the NLDS Oct. 5th. Pitched 6.0 shutout innings, allowing only 4 hits and 2 walks while collecting 2 strikeouts.