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5.15.2007

Greg Maddux Has Still Got It

Greg Maddux still has game.
After 685 major league games, Greg Maddux has still got it.

The veteran righty pitched his first complete game in two years last night, in a 7-1 San Diego Padres victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Maddux (3-2, 3.20 ERA) retired the first 16 batters he faced, struck out five and walked none in his 109th career complete game, picking up win #336 and strikeout #3200. Ridiculous.

The 41-year-old carried a three-hit shutout into the ninth, but Juan Castro singled and advanced to third on Ryan Freel's base hit. One out later, Ken Griffey Jr. ruined everything with a sac fly before Brandon Phillips struck out to end the game.

Maddux required only 46 pitches for the first five innings, totalling 96 for the entire contest.

[San Diego Union Tribune] | []

6 Comments:

Bassmaster said...

It's like geriatric day around here!

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