Im running out of words to describe Pelf’s major start to begin the season. Today however, he did struggle a bit with his command against the cold and rain yet held the Braves scoreless for 5 innings. If you have not been paying attention, Pelf extended his scorless inning streak to 24 innings and is now the MAJOR LEAGUE LEADER in ERA at 0.69. Pelfrey also notched his 4th win tonight, which is a 4 way tie for the major league lead(check out this company…Tim Lincecum, Ubaldo Jimenez and Roy Halladay also have 4 wins). Needless to say this is his best start in his career, lets just hope this is a foreshadowing of other positive career firsts…GO BIG PELF
Ah, its good to see Jose be Jose again. Jose Reyes singled in the first which for anybody who knows the old Reyes means only one word….trouble. Jose proceeded to steal 2nd base. In what seemed to have helped get someone else going, Bay hit a hard shot toward third which Chipper Jones backhanded on the hop. Jose advanced on his own to third base but Chipper botched the throw to first to get Bay and Jose took advantage to score the only run of the game. Im sure Reyes started the rain dance after Pelf finished the 5th inning…more hips…more hips. Welcome back Jose!
Jason Bay for his shot down third and hustle toward 1st that may have caused the poor throw
Raul Valdez(dishonorable mention) for costing Pelf a complete game shutout because of his one pitch to Heyward. Im sure he knows he owes Pelf a steak dinner
David Wright for not slumping when it comes to defense, made a bare handed pick up and throw for an out.