Mike Pelfrey had another mixed outing, and the return of David Wright helped the Mets in their 7-6 win against the Marlins
Mike Pelfrey had yet another uneven outing, but this one was marred by control issues and some bad defense. Mike went six innings, allowing four runs on five hits, walking four and striking out three. Pelfrey’s been trending more towards a fly ball pitcher, and today two of those fly balls left the yard. Pelfrey has been throwing more breaking balls, but he was punished on two breaking balls he left on the plate. Pelfrey continues to baffle Mets fans, because some games he is very good, and others seems to fall apart at some point.
The bullpen got a lot of work today. Pedro Beato was completely ineffective, giving up one run on one hit walking two in one-third of an inning. Tim Byrdak went one-third, and got one out (deep fly-bal that scored the run Beato was charged with). Bobby Parnell came out for the last out of the seventh, and got Hanley Ramirez to ground out to second. In the eighth, Bobby got himself in and out of trouble, only getting blemished on a bloop-single to LF. Parnell’s final line is one run allowed on one hit, walking one and striking out one while earning the win.
Jason Isringhausen came out to close the game, and pitched a clean inning while striking out one and earning his second save of the year. It could’ve gotten messy, but for the last out Jason Pridie made a great running catch feet away from the wall.
The bats decided today, they’d put in some work early. David Wright, in his first game back since May 15th hit an RBI double, followed by a Daniel Murphy RBI single. Angel Pagan would top off the scoring with an RBI sacrifice fly. In the fourth, Carlos Beltran had an RBI single. Ronny Paulino hit a sac-fly with the bases loaded in the seventh, and in the eighth with the game tied David Wright hit an RBI-double and advanced to third on the throw.
Jose Reyes – 2 for 5, pretty solid day.
Every Mets starting position player had at least 1 hit.
Daniel Murphy – 2 for 4 with a walk, a run and two RBI. Murphy also made a good/risky/stupid play in the eighth to kill the lead runner.
Mets seventh inning set the tone for the rest of the game. After just losing the lead, the Mets came back to put across a lead run and another for insurance.
David Wright – 2 for 5 with two runs, two rbi and two strikeouts. David’s return is very welcome to a Mets team that could use another power bat
The Mets will continue their series against the Marlins, sending Chris Capuano to face off against Clay Hensley, who perplexed the Mets in his last start. Game time is 7:10 P.M.