Pelfrey Strong Again, I’m Hallucinating, And Ike Davis Walks Off For The Mets In A 7-6 Win
Kudos to Mike Pelfrey who looked sharp in his last spring tune-up on the route to a walk-off victory for the Mets over the Skankees, 7-6.
Either I am going crazy or Mike Pelfrey has actually been pitching better since the last time I yelled at him in a recap. Much appreciated Big Pelf – I will be sure to keep you in line during the season.
On a serious note, Pelfrey pitched 4 strong innings allowing only 2 hits, one which was HR to Swisher for his only ER, and struck out 5. He did not walk a batter which is again, HUGE, for him. 65 pitches for the Pelf overall and a 5:1 GO:FO rate for the balls hit in play show that he was commanding the sinking fastball effectively, at the very least. Niese took over and imploded – allowing 8 hits and 5 ER in just an inning and two thirds pitched. Stevens, Byrdak, and Hampson combined to pitch the remaining 3.1 innings allowing only a H and a BB while striking out two. Hampson finished up the ninth so he vultured the victory.
Offensive explosion of sorts for the Amazins today as they rocked Ivan Nova for 5 ER in 2.2 IP. He allowed 8 hits and drilled two batters – Go ahead and tell me that drilling Tejada after the Thole double was not intentional. It was an act of frustration. 13 hits overall for the Mets today, including 2 from Murphy, Wright, Duda, and Thole. Two RBIs for Davis, who had the aforementioned walk-off shot in the ninth.
Baxter picked up his fifth steal of the spring while Wright got hit with a CS today.
No errors today, no double plays turned, and Pena gunned down Toussen trying to swipe a bag. I tried to make that sound important.
Hero Of The Game
Pelfrey, who pitched well and deserves a pat on the back with only 2 ER in his last two starts.
Andres Torres, Scott Hairston, and Tim Byrdak all saw time today. No DL for either of the three guys.
Brandon Nimmo, Cory Vaughn, and Philip Evans all saw some defensive time today without an AB.
Pelfrey lowered his spring ERA to 7.62 and Niese’s shot up to 5.73. A little discouraging, to say the least.
The Mets finish up their spring schedule tomorrow when they travel to Tampa to play the Yankees once more. 12:05 start in Tampa where Dillon Gee will take the mound for his last tune-up against the Skankees’ Freddy Garcia.
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