Monday August 18th, 2003: In an afternoon matinee at Shea, Art Howe's fifth place Mets (54-69) hosted Clint Hurdle's fourth place Colorado Rockies (61-66). A crowd of 23,865 came to Shea & witnessed Steve Trachsel throw his second one hitter of the season, the 26th one hitter in Mets team history.
|Colorado Rockies||New York Mets|
|1||Ronnie Belliard||2B||1||Roger Cedeno||RF|
|2||Rene Reyes||LF||2||Jose Reyes||SS|
|3||Todd Helton||1B||3||Mike Piazza||C|
|4||Larry Walker||RF||4||Cliff Floyd||LF|
|5||Jay Payton||CF||5||Jason Phillips||1B|
|6||Garrett Atkins||3B||6||Timo Perez||CF|
|7||Charles Johnson||C||7||Ty Wigginton||3B|
|8||Tony Womack||SS||8||Joe McEwing||2B|
|9||Chin-hui Tsao||P||9||Steve Trachsel||P|
Trachsel took a no hitter into the 6th inning, after getting the first two outs, the no hit bid was spoiled when Rockies pitcher; Chin-hui Tsao doubled to centerfield. The crowd gasped as the tension had been mounting, Trachsel shrugged it off & went about his buisness.
He retired the next nine batters until Greg Norton reached on an error in the 9th inning. Trachsel did not walk anyone in the game & struck out three, earning his 12th win of the year to go to 12-7 with a 4.20 ERA.
The Mets supported him with eight runs, starting out with a Mike Piazza two run HR in the 1st inning. In the 3rd, Jason Phillips added a two run blast making it 4-0.
In the Mets 6th, three straight two singles made it 5-0, as Joe McEwing, Trachsel & Roger Cedeno all got hits. Jose Reyes walked to load them up, Mike Piazza reached on a fielders choice making it 7-0. Then Cliff Floyd drove in the 8th run with a base hit to left field.
Trachsel would lead the Mets in wins that year going 16-10, one game better than Al Leiter at 15-10.