There were days the past two years when Tom Glavine didn't feel like working out. When he struggled for motivation, he thought about the opportunity to get 300 career wins.
That opportunity has arrived.
Glavine pitched six innings to earn career win No. 299, and Paul Lo Duca drove in four runs to lead the Mets past the Pirates 6-3 Wednesday night.
"I guess once you get to that point where you feel like it's achievable, then yeah, you want it," said Glavine, who is scheduled to go for 300 Tuesday night in Milwaukee. "You want to do whatever you have to do to make it happen."
The left-hander, 41, who needed 10 wins coming into the season to reach the milestone, expects a ton of phone calls and some work getting everyone to Miller Park for his first chance at becoming the 23rd player to reach 300 wins.
What he isn't sure of is how he will feel when the game arrives.
"I think the preparation is easy," he said. "It's just going out there and being in the moment that's probably the more difficult thing."
Marlon Anderson had a sacrifice fly for New York, which has won five of six. Anderson was inserted into the lineup when All-Star centerfielder Carlos Beltran strained an abdominal muscle during batting practice.
"The way I feel right now, I'm 100 percent sure that I'm not going to be able to play" today, Beltran said.
NOTABLE: Billy Wagner earned career save No. 347, tying Randy Myers for seventh all-time.