Steve Trachsel was ready to return to the rotation. But it's Jae Seo who will face the Nationals in…
Clubhouse Confidential: Seo Good
What's made Jae Seo such an effective pitcher lately, rescuing him from the scrap heap of the Mets' depth chart? Since being recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Aug. 6, Seo has allowed a grand total of one earned run in 23 1/3 innings, running his streak to 3-0 after outdueling John Patterson and the Washington Nationals on Friday night. The key has been Seo's improved pitch selection. This is the same pitcher who once frustrated pitching coach Rick Peterson by maintaining he should do just fine relying on only a change-up and fastball, prompting Peterson to all but give up on him. Now, with a three-month banishment to Triple-A Norfolk in the rearview mirror, Seo brings a cutter and curveball to the table, supplementing his splitter, which he used Friday as a strikeout pitch. Catcher Ramon Castro estimated that two of the five curves Seo threw on Friday also rang up strikeouts. "His performance was perfect. He looked like a veteran," Castro said. "He threw everything for strikes...
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