NY Sports Dog: Good Morning Mike Pelfrey (Mets) Fans!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Good Morning Mike Pelfrey (Mets) Fans!

Big, strong, tough, and all of 24 years old. Mike Pelfrey bested another 24-year old, some kid by the name of "Tim Lincecum", last night in a battle of the young guns.

How good has Mike Pelfrey been?

How about 5-0 in his last 8 starts? In fact, he hasn't lost a game since May 26th.

How about 51 2/3 innings, 36 Ks, 19 Walks, 15 Earned Runs, and a 1.31 WHIP during that stretch?

This is Big Pelf! Don't fear him, just stand in awe as he mows down the opposition....all kidding aside, how nice is it to see this young man living up to his potential? If this is the type of production we can expect from our 5th starter, then watch out....he may just never lose. As an FYI, he threw 73 of his 113 pitches for strikes....that is pitching the right way.

And the Mets keep hitting....this time is was Carlos Beltran's turn to deliver the big blow--a 3-run BELLY BOMB that gave the Mets the lead...and they never looked back.

Jose Reyes chipped in two hits--he now has 113 on the year. Were you aware that Jose Reyes is not an All-Star? Scrubby now sports a .301 average.

Carlos Delgado launched his 16th homerun of the season...he now has a tidy 50 Rib-Eye steaks on the season and continues to rake. Delgado is 12 for 31 in July, and his overall numbers are rounding nicely into shape.

A few days ago I wrote that Delgado would finish with 30+ homeruns and over 100 RBIs. Delgado looks confident, he isn't flailing (as much), and his timing is so much better right now. A hot Delgado makes a world of difference in this lineup....we need him.

Fernando "Senor Titties" Tatis hit a blast over the center field wall....he really looks like he's starting to find his power stroke.

All in all a great night....Scott Schoeneweis and Joe Smith each tossed a scoreless frame, and it was much joy in Metville once again.

The most impressive feat was that the Mets did not "take a mental day off" after the intense 4-game set in Philly. In fact, they looked positively relaxed, loose, supportive of each other, and had a nice bit of pep in the step.

The one bit of downer news, of course, is that Ryan Church was placed on the 15 day DL, which gets him back next Saturday, after the All-Star break. Will this last bit of precaution be enough to keep Ryan in rightfield for the remainder of the year? We'll see.

I asked you yesterday, and I will ask you again today....are you an optimist or a pessimist in 2008?

I know my answer.

Enjoy your coffee!

New York Mets
Jose B. Reyes, SS5120001.301
Endy Chavez, RF4110013.268
David Wright, 3B3110113.288
Carlos Beltran, CF4134000.269
Damion Easley, 2B4011012.294
Carlos Delgado, 1B3121112.243
Fernando Tatis, LF4121012.297
Brian Schneider, C4000011.250
Mike Pelfrey, SP2010000.097
a-Argenis Reyes, PH-2B2110000.167
a-Singled for M Pelfrey in the 7th.
HR - C Beltran (14); C Delgado (16); F Tatis (3)
RBI - C Beltran 4 (62); D Easley (22); C Delgado (50); F Tatis (14)
CS - J Reyes (10)
New York Mets
Mike Pelfrey (W,7-6) 7.03000503.93
Scott Schoeneweis 1.00000102.80
Joe Smith 1.00000003.13

I can see Big Pelf going 15-9 or so on the year....his stuff is really that good.
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