August 8, 2002: Trachsel Shuts Out Brewers

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Date: August 8, 2002
Mets starter: Steve Trachsel
Mets: 9
Brewers: 0
Winning pitcher: Steve Trachsel
Key player(s): Steve Trachsel, Vance Wilson
Key play: Wilson's single in 2nd

The Mets and Brewers faced each other in the finale of a three-game series at Miller Park. Steve Trachsel held the Milwaukee batters to five hits and pitched a complete game shutout. The Mets won, 9-0.

The Mets got three runs off Brewers' starter Jamey Wright in the top of the second inning. Jeromy Burnitz led off with a walk and Ty Wigginton followed with a single on which he and Burnitz advanced to second and third on an error. Vance Wilson hit a double to bring the runners home and later scored on Trachsel's squeeze bunt.

Roger Cedeno and Timo Perez started the fifth inning with singles for the Mets. Mo Vaughn was given an intentional walk to load the bases for Burnitz. Jeromy grounded out to first base, scoring Cedeno. Also on the play, Milwaukee first baseman Israel Alcantara made an error that allowed Perez to come home with the Mets' fifth run of the game.

Wilson singled with one out in the eighth against Brewers' reliever Matt Childers. After two walks and a sacrifice bunt, Perez hit a triple with the bases loaded to increase the Mets' lead to 8-0. Wigginton singled off Ray King to score Burnitz in the ninth for another Met run.

Trachsel finished off his shutout with a perfect bottom of the ninth. The Mets had their second victory of the series in Milwaukee. It was also Trachsel's only complete game and shutout of the season.