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08/25/2003  4:57 PM ET 
New York Mets' Steve Trachsel named National League Pepsi Player of the Week

Steve Trachsel of the New York Mets, who was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, including one shutout, was named National League Pepsi Player of the Week for the week of August 18-24.

Trachsel pitched 16.1 innings, allowed six hits, no walks and struck out seven batters. On August 18, he pitched his third career one-hitter in an 8-0 win over the Rockies, allowing only a sixth-inning double to opposing pitcher Chin-Hui Tsao. He also pitched a one-hitter on June 15 against Anaheim and became the first Mets pitcher to have two one-hitters in the same season. This was Trachsel's first Player of the Week Award.

Other candidates were Montreal's Javier Vazquez (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 18.0 scoreless innings); Milwaukee's Scott Podsednik (.435, 2 HR, 6 RBI) and Geoff Jenkins (.417, 2 HR, 11 RBI); Scott Rolen (league-leading .500 average, 7 RBI) of the Cardinals; Atlanta's Chipper Jones (.455, 7 RBI) and Mike Hampton (2-0, 3.07 ERA); Carlos Zambrano (1-0, 1.00 ERA) and Aramis Ramirez (.400, 3 HR, 6 RBI) of the Cubs; Pittsburgh's Reggie Sanders (.438, 2 HR, 7 RBI), Rob Mackowiak (.389, 3 HR, 5 RBI) and Jeff D'Amico (1-0, 0.00 ERA); Philadelphia's Jim Thome (.400, 3 HR, 6 RBI); and Richard Hidalgo (.429, 5 RBI) of the Astros.

Trachsel will receive a Tourneau luxury Swiss timepiece as the National League Pepsi Player of the Week.

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