By Mike Steffanos
Giants 6 - Mets 2
Maybe I've just been up too late too many nights, but the Mets losses on this road trip are starting to take on a depressing similarity. One of the oldest truisms in baseball is that your team never looks worse than when they're not hitting. The Mets are having very little luck getting their offense underway early. When Tom Glavine gave up a 3-run homer to Moises Alou in the first inning, the Mets were facing another uphill climb. You suspect when things are going well again offensively they'll be able to rescue a pitcher from a bad outing, but not right now.
Kaz Matsui had a couple of hits to lead the offense, such as it was. David Wright still looks a little lost at the plate, and Willie might want to consider giving him a day off. Other than that, I got nothing here. Counting tonight's game the Mets are 2-5 in their last 7, and need to find a way to get it going again.
Trachsel tries to stop the bleeding tomorrow night 10:15 ET. Jamey Wright takes the hill for the Giants. Thankfully, this is the last late night game of this trip, as Wednesday's game is a 3:35 PM ET start.