I shall be the first one to admit that going into last nights game against the Colorado Rockies , I had very little faith in Mike Pelfrey. First off Mike hasn’t been anywhere close to his first half of the season form. Secondly , up until last night Mike had seemed to succumbed to the yip’s. And lastly Big Pelf was facing Ubaldo Jimenez – the man who may possibly win this years Cy Young award.
But Mike surprised me. He threw seven shutout innings against a very good offensive Rockies team. Mike was consistently getting his first pitch over for strikes, and came close to throwing 120 pitches for the game. Josh Thole supplied the offense with his deep double in the bottom of the seventh inning, in which he would score the winning run on a Jose Reyes sacrifice fly, while the recently called up Fernando Martinez went 1-2 with a hit by a pitch and a walk.Francisco Rodriguez looked like a man on a mission when he retired the heart of the Rockies batting order 1-2-3 in the ninth to earn his twenty-fifth save of the season. But the problem here is once again the Mets offense wasn’t hitting, collecting only four hits for the entire game. I know that they were going up against one of the best pitchers in the league, but it seemed as though the Mets hitters were being to aggressive, many times they were first pitch swinging, which enabled Jimenez to work into the seventh inning. The Mets went 0-4 with runners in scoring position last night. In their last seven games, the Mets are hitting .183 (11-60) in such situations. Come on guys if you guys are going to do your best Lazarus impersonation you will need both the pitching and hitting to come alive ! Lets just hope the can build on last nights win and get over the .500 hump again.
” Welcome back Big Pelf !”
And with that said…. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Today would have been the ninetieth birthday of former Mets general manager from ’70-74, Bob Scheffing (1913).
Mets pitching coach from ’82-’83, Bill Monbouquette is 74 today (1936).
Backup middle infielder from the ’87 team, Al Pedrique is 50 (1960).
Middle reliever from ’86-89, John Mitchell is 45 (1965).
The Mets claimed middle reliever, Jeff Tam on waivers from the Cleveland Indians on this August 11. 1999.
And did you know whenever Mo Vaughn comes to Citi Field he is counted as ten people in the attendance records?