WP S. Trachsel (11-7) 7 2/3IP 8H 2R 2ER 2BB 4SO 0HR 4.46 ERA
|August 13, 2003
LP J. Williams(5-3) 3 1/3IP 7H 5R 5ER 3BB 1SO 1HR 3.37 ERA
After a heart-breaking and frustrating loss the day before, the Giants
sent rookie Jerome Williams against Giants’ nemesis Steve Trachsel.
Williams has not won in his last four games prior to tonight’s start.
The game started out well for the Giants, as they came out and produced
a run by doing things they were unable to do in the last game. Jose
Cruz, Jr. lead off the game with a double and Pedro Feliz moved him
over to third with a ground out to the right side of the infield.
Marquis Grissom hit a deep sacrifice fly to score Cruz and the first
run of the game.
The Mets came back in the bottom of the second as Williams beaned Ty
Wigginton to force in the bases loaded with no outs. However, Williams
got out of the inning without further damage as he got two shallow
flyouts and one ground out.
In the bottom of the third, the Mets jumped on Williams. With Jose
Reyes at second base, Mike Piazza made his return from the groin injury
he suffered the last time the Mets faced the Giants by smacking a 2-run
jack to give the Mets the lead. Timo Perez singled and Wigginton
doubled to drive him in for the Mets’ fourth run.
Williams continued to have trouble with his command and Piazza
continued his happy return by singling to drive Roger Cedeno, who
walked, in and to drive Williams out of the game in the fourth inning.
Chad Zerbe replaced Williams, who only went three and a third innings,
to face Cliff Floyd and to retire the side for the Giants.
The Mets got one more run in the fifth when Wigginton walked and
Trachsel helped his own cause by doubling over the head of Cruz in
right field, where the outfield was playing shallow against the
pitcher, to drive in Wigginton.
The Mets broke out in the seventh as Zerbe left the game with runners
on second and third and no outs. Matt Herges relieved and Joe McEwing
grounded out to score Perez. Piazza came to the plate and collected two
more RBIs with a ground single through the hole into left field to give
the Mets a total of nine runs in the game and to give Piazza a total of
five RBIs in the game.
The Giants were threatening in the eighth as Jeffrey Hammonds led off
the inning with a pinch-hit single. Cruz followed with another single,
but Feliz hit a double play ball. With a runner on third, Grissom got
another RBI with a single. Cody Ransom came into the game to hit for
Barry Bonds and singled up the middle. With runners at the corners,
Trachsel left the game and reliever Dan Wheeler got Edgardo Alfonzo out
to end the inning and potential threat.
Scott Eyre came into the game and had a scoreless eighth.
SFDugout.com’s Players of the Game: On a night where the offense lacked and the
pitching wasn’t too great, Marquis Grissom had the only two RBIs of the
game and Scott Eyre became the only Giant pitcher to not allow any
runs. Honorable mentions to Jose Cruz, Jr. who’s beginning to heat up
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