Pelf, Offense Struggle in 7-1 Loss To The Cards

An article by posted on March 13, 2012

This afternoon, Pelfrey struggled again and gave up 4 ER off 2 HR in 4.1 IP, and sent the Mets on their way to a 7-1 defeat.

Summary

It was a tough day for Mike Pelfrey, who started opposite Adam Wainwright. It is early in spring training, but a line of 4 ER, 2 HR, and 6 H in only about 4 innings is not encouraging.

I do not have a good feeling about Francisco, but we have got some time before the season starts, so I hope he proves me wrong. He and Ramirez looked a little off today, allowing the other 3 ER in 2 IP, with Ramirez allowing 2 of them. Francisco has now allowed a run in three straight outings.

Garrett Olson, Manny Acosta, and Bobby Parnell combined for 2.2 scoreless IP with 0 H and 2 BB, but Olson was the man on the mound when Tyler Greene stole home – the run was charged to Pelfrey. Keep an eye on Garrett Olson, he is a possible replacement for Tim Byrdak’s spot as a lefty.

The offense looked weak out there today – scoring their only run on a Duda sacrifice fly and mustering only 6 hits overall. 0-5 with RISP today. The only XBH came on a Bay 2B, his first XBH of the Spring. Daniel Murphy was the only Met with multiple hits, going 2-4 with a run scored.

Defense looked fine today – Satin turned a nice DP. Only error was on the catcher, May.

Goat Of The Game

It’s gotta be Pelfrey, who really needs to shape up out there and give us a reason to feel good about him.

Notes

Ruben Tejada was scheduled to start, but was scratched with a groin injury. See Craig’s post for how Collins feels about that. His backup, Cedeno, was also out with what I believe to have been knee pain.

Beltran went hitless against Pelfrey today and finished 1-4. Good to see him.

On Deck

Gee will start tomorrow against Max Scherzer of the Tigers in Lakeland. 1:05 start. Harvey was in line to replace him, but it looks like Gee will be starting tomorrow with Schwinden and Chuck James also scheduled to pitch.

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