Pelfrey Coming To The Show?

Pelfrey_1Shea fans might get a glimpse of their future this Saturday when the Florida Marlins roll into town. According to Adam Rubin of the Daily News, MLB wanted Mike Pelfrey to pitch in the Futures Game for prospects this weekend, but were told by Mets’ officials that he would not be available because he was under consideration for a major league assignment. Saturday is a doubleheader for the Mets and with Darrin Oliver most likely to pitch one game in place of Pedro Martinez, that leaves an open slot. The two leading candidates are Norfolk’s John Maine and Binghamton’s Mike Pelfrey. The Mets aren’t likely to announce anything before Friday, July 7th—that’s when Pelfrey is scheduled to pitch again at Trenton. So, keep an eye out on the scheduled starter for that day. If Pelfrey is scratched, then you can be assured of seeing him at Shea on Saturday.

Pelfrey7_1Pelfrey was dominant in his last start against New Hampshire, going 7 innings while allowing only 2 hits, 3 walks, 1 earned run and striking out 11. In his last three starts for Binghamton he is 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA and 22 K’s in 19 IP. Overall this season, pitching between St. Lucie (Adv-A) and
Binghamton (AA), Pelfrey is 6-3 wih a 2.45 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP and 103 K’s in 88.1 IP.

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8 comments

  1. Carl

    Life with Kazmir—well we’d have an NL Cy Young candidate pitching for us. Here’s hopin’ Lima isn’t the scheduled fill in for Saturday

  2. SomeBallyard

    This would be a real good time to give the kid a little exposure to the show. Considering how bad the pitching has been of late, the expectations are somewhat lowered. It is the yawn before the All Star Break. And you’re playing the Marlins.

    Michael Norton – Some Ballyard

    http://mlblog.someballyard.com

  3. Zoe

    Well, if Lima’s the one who starts for Pedro, I’ll be holding my breath and hoping to be very pleasantly surprised.

    But also? I’ll be interested to see how Willie responds should whoever starts for Pedro falter a bit at the onset. And then (let’s hope not!) keeps faltering.

    But El Duque, you rock on and continue to give us something to cheer about!!

    http://www.pickmeup.mlblogs.com/

  4. dangwirtzman@aol.com

    Good sir,
    Can I make a suggestion? You should provide a brief recap of Pelfrey’s performance. Do this as a post script (in italics to set it aside from the orig. article). This would be good for the casual observer, who isn’t following and missed Mike Pelfry’s debut game. It would also be helpful to a new baseball fan who isn’t yet savy, such as a kid or a woman.

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