Game 10: Loss

Brewers 8 Mets 2

Well they had to lose eventually, and the Brewers are a good team this year so no pride is lost.

After pitching a great game vs. the Marlins in his 2006 debut, Steve Trachsel did not fare so well in his first start versus a Major League team. He barely managed five innings, giving up nine hits and four runs over 95 pitches. If his first two starts are any indication, it looks like 2006 will be a vintage Trax year: a win, a loss, etc., etc., en route to a 12-12 record.

The Mets might have had a chance to come back, but Mr. Willie threw in the white towel … er, I mean, he brought in Jorge Julio in the 8th, with the score 5-3, apparently to guarantee a Milwaukee victory. Jorge was Jorrible, and once again showed his displeasure and misery in his body language and all over his face. I don’t know how you can keep this guy up in the Bigs for much longer … not him AND Darren Oliver. At some point you need to consider promoting a pitcher who you would trust to help you win a ballgame.

Not much else to talk about … Wright drove in his obligatory run, Reyes walked (!), and the Mets offense in general was lackluster. Well, you can’t win ’em all!

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.