This is the 10th road trip this season for the Mets, and it's only the third time this season the team has won the first game of a trip. Tom Glavine jumped into the way back machine last night, making the D-Back hitters flair at pitches as if it was 1995. Sunday's hero Mike Jacobs filled in at first, and was the best defensive catcher-first basemen the Mets have had, well, perhaps ever.
So my question is this--what are the Mets really going to do with Steve Trachsel? If, as Willie Randolph says, he'd only pitch out of the bullpen in an "extreme emergency," there has to be some secret plan to make him a starter. Could they actually DFA Victor Zambrano? Could management actually admit that last's year trade was a total mistake? The next week before post-season rosters need to be set could be rather interesting.