Pelfrey & The Pen Fail, Mets Lose 10-3

An article by posted on April 29, 2011

Mike Pelfrey was atrocious today, and the bullpen wasn’t much better in the 10-3 loss to the Phillies.

Game Notes

Mike Pelfrey went out today, and looked good to decent for the first three innings, then completely fell apart in the fifth. Pelfrey went four and one-third innings giving up four runs on eight hits striking out three and walking one.Pelfrey didn’t have his best control or stuff, and lost his composure easily. The Phillies were taking bases on him with impunity and his nerves were done by the fifth.

The bullpen returned to early-season form, walking the world and giving up hit after hit. Dillon Gee went one and two-third innings in his first relief appearance of the season, and gave up one hit while walking two and striking out one. Its a shame that one hit was a grand slam to Ryan Howard, his second home run of the game. Dillon would allow those four runs. Igarashi came out, and decided to walk the world, walking three in two-thirds of an inning, allowing two runs on one hit striking out one. Tim Byrdak would come out and finish the game, going one and one-third innings striking out two and walking one.

The pitching today was atrocious, overall. Thats all there is to say. Walking batters always equals losing.

The offense did absolutely nothing until the ninth inning, and by then it was too late for a comeback. In the ninth, Ike Davis hit a solo shot and Jason Pridie hit a two run home run.

The Mets managed four hits all day, and two of them came in the ninth. Pathetic.

Turning Point

Ryan Howard’s grand slam.

Game Ball

Nobody gets a game ball today, because this is one of the poorest efforts the Mets have shown all season

On Deck

The Mets will send Jon Niese to the mound to face Roy Halladay and the Phillies tomorrow. Game Time is 7:10 p.m.

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