Remembering Mets History: (2003) Steve Trachsel Tosses His Second One Hitter

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.

Starting Lineups

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.


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