Gary Sheffield is expected to start in right field for the first time this season. He enters the game with 499 homeruns and may mark the first memorable Mets moment at Citi Field if he hits number 500 at Shea tonight. I’m not exactly sure how to feel about that, but if it’s a game winning homer than bring it on. Who knows what we can expect from Oliver Perez when he takes the mound [...]
If you’re talking about his stature and his 6’7″ frame, than by all accounts Mike Pelfrey has earned the nickname of “Big Pelf”. However, if the word “big” is supposed to be indicative of his performance level when he takes the mound, well I’m not buying it. Not yet anyway. The Mets must have bought into the hype when they decided Pelfrey was big enough to be a number two starter on a team that [...]
The Mets came within inches of a win when David Wright blasted the first Mets homer at Citi Field, a three run shot that tied the game at 5-5, but the Mets flamed out after that and lost 6-5 to the Padres. Mike Pelfrey started but it didn’t take long for him to get into trouble when the first batter of the game Jody Gerut homered to put the Padres up 1-0. In the second [...]
Mike Pelfrey will usher in a new era at Citi Field tonight as the Mets officially annoint their new ballpark. Pelfrey spoke to MLB Network about how he plans to adjust his pitching style for his new homefield surroundings. “There’s a 415 written out there on the wall,” Pelfrey said, referring to the fence in right-center field. “I might as well just throw the ball down the middle and let them hit it. They’re going to [...]
I can only imagine what was going through the minds of some of you when Cincy took a 4-2 lead-Pelf pitched well enough to have been beaten 3-2 at that point. But Pelf was not all that bad, not as bad as that really high, 100-plus pitch count might indicate. What I saw was a horrible first inning, followed by four mediocre to almost good four innings. Flashes of brilliance, stellar…decidedly not. Here were Pelf’s [...]
The Mets won a thriller tonight in Cincinnati by a score of 9-7. Mike Pelfrey started and was in big trouble right from the start when the Reds tagged him for 4 runs including a three-run blast off the bat of Joey Votto. However, Pelfrey settled down some and weaved in and out of trouble and held the Reds scoreless for the next four innings. He threw 104 pitches and got the win, but just barely… [...]
The jubilation of the Mets Opening Day win becomes somewhat tempered tonight, when Mike Pelfrey takes the mound against Edinson Volquez and the Cincinnati Reds. The certainty and confidence we feel whenever it’s Johan Santana’s turn in the rotation is very comforting to say the least. Dayne Perry of ESPN, wrote today that Johan Santana needs to get off to a fast start. He writes, Perhaps no player is more essential to his team’s success than Santana. He’s [...]
Even though I already knew what it was going to say, when I got my Sports Illustrated in the mail, I turned right to the page where they had their playoff predictions. And as I saw Mets over Dodgers, Mets over Cubs, and Mets over Angels, I forgot that SI had a curse of sorts. But then I remembered, and I hoped that they cursed CC Sabathia instead of the Mets. As the eve of [...]
Jerry Manuel has set the starting rotation for the first week of the season. April 6 at Reds: Johan Santana vs. RHP Aaron Harang April 8 at Reds: Mike Pelfrey vs. RHP Edison Volquez April 9 at Reds: Oliver Perez vs. RHP Bronson Arroyo The Pelfrey/Volquez game should be an interesting matchup and will be a good test for Big Pelf. April 10 at Marlins: John Maine vs. RHP Chris Volstad April 11 at Marlins: Livan [...]
When Spring Training started there were only two starters in the rotation, three spots that needed to be filled, eight potential candidates, and a whole bunch of questions. Last night, Mike Pelfrey got one more step closer towards securing the final spot in the Mets rotation. After yet another effective start against the Orioles, Pelfrey may have sealed Chan Ho Park’s fate, thus putting an end to a competition that begun 20 days ago. [...]
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