What can be more satisfying if you’re a Mets’ fan? You get to cheer Mike Piazza’s return and the Mets beat a team they could see in the playoffs.
Steve Trachsel, by the way, has 11 wins. And, the odds of that coming out of spring training were … ?
Trachsel averaged 12.5 wins from 01-04 so I would say the odds he would win 11 games were pretty high.
He was hurt last season, Nostadamus.
TRASH-el going 11 game wins and better than glavine. Not in my wildest fantasy. He got LUCKY! and last night notice he got taken out before he imploded.. randolf has learned! 5 innings is it if you get 6 you take the money and FRICKEN RUN!
I wanted to wring ring’s neck last night.
getting back to WFAN – who cares.. WHAT I CARE ABOUT is SNY is going yankee as well and thats just BULL! you dont see YESS going Met! FOUL!!! where’s the UMP?!
As for Piazza, good to see him again and I told my wife before the game started watch the Met’s steal the SNOT out of him which they did :-) and LoDuca throwing a stealer out. Sorry Mike But you always sucked at catching stealers…that’s one thing I dont miss about not having Mike.
I agree with Steve C that I don’t want to be watching Yankees stuff on SNY. I was happy to see they put together a couple of 1 hours specials on the 86 team. I’d prefer to see this type of programming which celebrates past teams and players sort of like the Yankeeographies do.
Great seeing the way the fans celebrated Piazza last night. I hope he goes into the HOF with the Amazins. He’s known for being the best hitting catcher and having the most HRs of catchers. 220 of those came in blue & orange so hopefully the HOF remembers that!
Trachsel hasn’t really pitched very well this season. He’s benefitted from well above average run support. If he doesn’t start pitching better he’ll be out of here next year. His WHIP is 1.60. That is pretty bad. I hate to say it because he’s one of my favorite players but his 11-5 record is due to great run support, not great pitching.
Also his K/9 is 4.11. By far the lowest of his career.
It’ll be interesting to see if Willie, who tends to favor vets to a fault (though he’s gotten a bit better – methinks per Omar’s instructions) goes with Trachs over Maine as the #4 in the playoffs.
Trachs is known to warm up slowly, and so he probably isn’t useful in the pen.
I’d go with Maine, unless he completely melts down between now and then.
Anon #! ...
With the exception of batting average, he had more homers and RBI with the Mets. I would think the Hall would weigh heavy on that.
I agree with you on SNY. I’d like to see Met bios of former players and an accent on Met history. There’s a lot of Met history that should be remembered.
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Bingo … Trachsel’s numbers are more a product of the offfense carrying him rather than the other way around. Don’t forget, he started the season as the fifth starter, and he’s pitched to the expectations of that role.
Steve C. ...
You’re right about Trachsel … after five he’s treading deep water.
My thinking on SNY is that in the first year they are trying to be all things to all people. Nobody tunes to them for Yankees, just like nobody turns to YES for Mets. They should get a better handle on their identity next year.
I would be on Willie going with Trachsel over Maine in a four-man rotation in the playoffs. That could change if Maine keeps pitching lights out the rest of the way, but the tendency is to go with the veteran in the postseason.
Exactly my point. You can’t project 11 wins for anybody coming off back surgery. You didn’t be on 11, did you?
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