Mike Pelfrey continues to flatline out the gate this season. He gets beaten up early and often and was finally taken out after allowing seven runs in two+ innings of work. Mets and Phillies slugged it out as no pitchers were fantastic from either side, but Phillies out did the Mets with a 10-7 loss for New York.
You wouldn’t think that Mike Pelfrey would have been the one to worry about when this season opened, well guess again. He got beat up immediately when he stepped to the mound. He allowed two runs in the first inning, one run in the second, and three hurtful runs in the third without getting a single out in the third inning. So his card ends up showing two+ innings of work, allowing seven runs (6 earned-yet the error was his own) on eight hits, one walk, one strikeout, and gave Howard his second homerun of the season. Despite his poor performance, his offense saved him from receiving the loss. Pelfrey threw fifty pitches in the game, and elevated his ERA to mountain-level dangerous heights of 15.63.
There has been rumors of Pelfrey possibly being traded, maybe it’s time for the Mets to really look into that. I doubt the Mets will get too much for him, but once Santana gets healthy or Mejia shows his true potential, the Mets should push Pelf’s papers around to other teams. Just a thought.
Taylor Buccholz came in to relieve Pelfrey, allowing three runs to score, all counting on Pelf. After that, he kept it together for two innings. His line shows as two innings of work, three hits, and K’ing 5 Philly batters.Blaine Boyer continues to make me miss Izzy with three runs allowed under his watch with five hits, a walk, and a homerun allowed. Boyer also receives the loss. Pedro Beato got himself a 1-2-3 inning.
Frankie Roriguez got his first appearance since Saturday and had a nice scoreless inning with a walk and two K’s.
Mets offense fought their hardest during this slug fest, but couldn’t out hit the NL version of the Yankees. Mets tallied 12 hits and seven runs with the fifth inning accounting for most of the offense with five runs in that inning with Wright, Pagan, Beltran and Murphy contributing.
Ike, Pagan, Reyes, and Emaus all had two hits in the game with doubles by Reyes and Ike. Pagan had a two-run homerun.
The sadder parts are Thole 0-4 and Wright with a hat trick of Ks.
Blaine Boyer giving up three runs after the Mets fought so hard to tie it up at seven a piece.
Angel Pagan had the best game and deserves it with his first homerun of the season.
Jon Niese (0-0, 2.57 ERA) looks to get the Mets a road series win as he faces the Phillies and the Ace of Aces, Roy Halladay (0-0, 1.50 ERA). Game time is 3:05 PM.