By Mike Steffanos
Braves 5 - Mets 0
After netting four hits in yesterday's finale in Houston, the Mets only managed one against the Braves tonight. This was honestly one of the hardest games for me to watch this season, and I'm not going to give you a lot on it.
Trachsel didn't have it all tonight, lasting only 4-1/3 innings and walking seven batters. He allowed 4 runs, and was fortunate it wasn't more. It was so dreary tonight, and I'm sort of at a loss to come up with much. I think I need a little help from my friends on this one. Since I refuse to hate Trachsel no matter what, Mets Grrl has generously offered to do it for me. I'm also with Shari in that Royce Ring and Heath Bell were among the handful of bright spots for the Mets tonight.
Losing to the Braves always sucks.
Thoughts on the game
Let's update Trachsel:
I thought when he pitched those 3 games highlighted in light blue above that he was taking a step forward and really grabbing hold of securing that fourth playoff starter. Based on the last 3 games highlighted in pink, I'm not so sure any more. Granted, the way the Mets swung the bats tonight once he gave up one run he was probably toast, but Willie has seemed impatient with Trachsel at times lately, and I don't think this game made Willie feel good.