Game Thread: Mets (56-65) vs Phillies (69-49) (Rain Delay..Possible 8:30pm Start Time)
Pelfrey bounced back from two sub-par starts and gave the Mets a quality effort Sunday afternoon against the Giants. He didn’t allow a hit until Fred Lewis doubled with two outs in the fourth inning and economically disposed of the Giants using a heavy dose of his 93 mph fastball. Pelfrey exited after allowing two runs on five hits in 7 1/3 innings. He has a 2-0 record and 3.93 ERA in three starts against the Phillies this season. The Mets lost his no-decision. He allowed four runs — two earned — on six hits in six innings. Chase Utley has hit three home runs in merely 18 career at-bats against Pelfrey who has allowed merely 28 home runs in 429 1/3 career innings.
Hamels didn’t have his best command against the Braves on Saturday, but he pitched well enough to outduel the Braves’ Kenshin Kawakami. Hamels went six innings and allowed just three hits, but one of those hits was a two-run home run. Hamels also walked four and threw 111 pitches, leading to an early exit. When he faced the Mets on June 10, Hamels went five innings and allowed four runs on 11 hits in a no-decision.