mws44 Posted June 25, 2006 Share Posted June 25, 2006 Trachsel tries to win his fourth straight New York (46-28) at Toronto (41-33), 12:07 p.m. ET By Marty Noble / MLB.com Every so often, Steve Trachsel gives a special performance. Witness his 1-0 victories against the Red Sox (and Pedro Martinez) and the Yankees (and Orlando Hernandez) in successive starts in 2000, and his eight innings of shutout baseball against the Giants last season in his first start after returning from back surgery. Trachsel dropped a special one on the Blue Jays the only time he faced them as a member of the Mets in 2001. He shut them down for eight innings in a game the Mets won, 3-0, at Shea on July 15. He allowed four hits and a walk and struck out five. And again, he outperformed a name pitcher, Roy Halladay (though Halladay hadn't yet emerged). That performance means little in terms of Trachsel's Sunday start against the Blue Jays. The only member of the Jays starting lineup that day who still is with the team is Halladay, though a first baseman named Carlos Delgado did pinch-hit and walk. And Trachsel, who has the longest active Mets tenure among the current players, is the only player left from that Mets team. Pitching matchup NYM: RHP Steve Trachsel (5-4, 4.67 ERA) Trachsel has won his three most recent starts, though he hasn't pitched as effectively -- a 4.67 ERA -- as he did in his three most recent losses -- a 2.00 ERA. TOR: RHP Josh Towers (1-8, 8.76 ERA) Right-handed hitters are batting .372 against Towers, who is quite right-handed. They batted .292 against him during the previous three seasons. Complete coverage >Player to watch Lyle Overbay has batted against Trachsel nine times. He has three walks and three hits. On the Internet MLB.TV Gameday Audio • Gameday • Official game notes On television • SNY On radio • WFAN 660 AM, WADO 1280 AM (Español) Up next • Tuesday: Mets (RHP Alay Soler, 2-1, 3.32) at Red Sox (LHP Jon Lester, 2-0, 2.76), 7:05 p.m. ET • Wednesday: Mets (RHP Pedro Martinez, 6-3, 3.01) at Red Sox (RHP Josh Beckett, 9-3, 4.84), 7:05 p.m. ET • Thursday: Mets (LHP Tom Glavine, 11-2, 3.33) at Red Sox (RHP Curt Schilling, 9-2, 3.61), 7:05 p.m. ET Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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