Regardless, Mike Pelfrey tuned up for the regular season yesterday, throwing 6 1/3 innings, giving up 3 hits and 1 run. The Mets offense exploded for a 9-1 win.
I, unfortunately, was not able to watch yet another game, but I've gotten a lot of practice in as we lead to the regular season and I feel pretty fresh when it comes to over-analyzing. I should be able to fit a couple more viewings in before the games begin counting.
Pelf was apparently sharp and efficient, albeit against the Astros. If there was any pitcher who needed a good outing for his psyche leading up to next week, it's that guy. I want nothing more than for Mike Pelfrey to turn me into a believer. And one game against the Astros isn't gonna do it, but it's a nice step in the right direction. He should have one more start to tune up before next thursday. Keep it up, Pelf.
David Wright hit a grand slam off our old buddy Livan Hernandez, and it was apparently a fantastic at-bat where Wright had to lay off a bunch of breaking balls before Livan served up a batting practice-style fastball. When I get a chance, I'll head to SNY.TV or mets.com and take a look at it.
I'm heading down to Philly for the weekend so you might not hear from me before Sunday, at the earliest. For now, enjoy some Time.