Trachsel & Co. Fry Fish Again

9/5/02- If there is one good thing that we observed over that fearsome stretch of baseball, it was Steve Trachsel's dependable outings on the mound start after start.

He continued that trend tonight at Shea Stadium as he allowed only one run in seven dazzling innings. The only blemish was a fourth inning solo blast by left fielder Kevin Millar.

That brought the Marlins to with in two runs, but they could not get any closer. David Weathers and Armando Benitez (S34) finished out the 4-1 victory.

For the second straight day, two Mets homered in the winning effort.

Jeromy Burnitz deposited a 1-2 pitch from Brad Penny over the right field wall. He has struggled all-season long, and now he has hit homeruns in back to back games for the first time since April 4th and 5th.

Ty Wigginton then hit a homerun after he worked a full count After being sent down a few weeks ago, he was called up once again and has produced, once again.

Raul Gonzalez and Mo Vaughn also added RBI hits.

Brad Penny (6-5) left after six shaky innings, surrendering five hits, three runs, while striking out seven. He has given up 11 earned runs over his last 17 innings on the mound.

Trachsel (9-10) yielded only six hits, one run, three walks, over seven excellent innings. This was the clubs third straight victory over the Marlins (68-71).

Now the Mets (64-74) will head to Philadelphia for a weekend series starting Friday night.

Writer Christopher Guy covers the Mets and is the football guru for NYFansOnly. E-mail him at NYMetsBelieve@aol.com.

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