Looks like a repeat of last year when he sucked so bad in the first half of the season but started picking things up in the second half. God, I cannot wait until he pitches for his 300th win, which hopefully should be VERY soon. Just thinking about it reduces me to a squealing fangirl.CHICAGO -- It's 298 down and two to go for Greg Maddux.
Maddux got plenty of run support Thursday as Aramis Ramirez belted a grand slam and Moises Alou hit a pair of home runs to power the Chicago Cubs to a 13-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
It was Maddux's 298th career win, and he is now two shy from becoming the 22nd Major League pitcher to reach 300. Now 9-7, Maddux gave up two runs -- both on solo homers by Javier Valentin -- on four hits in his second straight complete game. He struck out six. And he needed 92 pitches over nine innings.