ANALYSIS: He did it again. Steve Trachsel threw 26 pitches in the first and I didn’t give much for his chances to go five innings, much less six. Trachsel is hardly spectacular, and is nothing if not deliberate, but the Mets are 12-1 over his last 15 starts. Somehow, for the most part this season he has found away to stay out of the big inning.
The first three batters reached base in the first, but only one scored. Trachsel gave up eight hits so the Rockies had runners on all night, but the biggest dent was two in the third. With the Mets’ offense, that’s survivable.
Every championship team seems to have a guy like this that defies the odds, and Trachsel is that guy for the Mets. His ERA is over 5.00, but the Mets have scored at least six runs for him 17 times.
NOTES: David Wright drove in three runs with a couple of hits. This could be a breakout sign. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Kaz Matsui got three hits against his former team. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Carlos Beltran has hit 24 of his 39 homers on the road to break the club record held by Howard Johnson in 1987. … The Mets haven’t made an error in 11 games.