Mets Chat Room: Pelfrey pitches for sweep.

For all the talk about the Mets needing starting pitching, they are going through a stretch now where that seems inconceivable.

Game #63 at Orioles

After winning the first two games of their series at Baltimore behind RA Dickey and Hisanori Takahashi (who gave up one run in a combined 14 innings), the Mets have pitched to a major league-leading 2.31 ERA in June as they have won eight of their last ten games.

They look to complete the road sweep – it would be their first in two years, and first ever in interleague play – behind the sizzling Mike Pelfrey (8-1, 2.23 ERA), who is seeking his fifth straight victory.

The last three-game road series they swept was Sept. 1-3, 2008, at Milwaukee.

“It just kind of shows you how bad things were last year and how bad we’ve been on the road this year,’’ said Jeff Francoeur. “It’s almost hard to think that that’s actually possible.’’

Well, it is.

Pelfrey is coming off a no-decision in arguably his best start of the season, when he gave up one run in nine innings last Tuesday against San Diego. Pelfrey is a scintillating 4-0 with a 1.19 ERA in his last five outings as he makes a strong bid for his first All-Star appearance.

Starting against Pelfrey is veteran Kevin Millwood (0-7, 4.64), who has been speculated to be one of the veteran arms the Mets might be considering at the July 31 trade deadline.

However, Millwood is 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA in his last five starts against the Mets.

Today’s lineup

Jose Reyes, SS

Angel Pagan, CF

David Wright, 3B

Ike Davis, 1B

Jason Bay, LF

Chris Carter, DH

Jesus Feliciano, RF

Alex Cora, 2B

Henry Blanco, C

Mike Pelfrey, RP


16 thoughts on “Mets Chat Room: Pelfrey pitches for sweep.

  1. Well, I hope this effectively ends the get Millwood talk. gave up 5 runs in the first inning. If they are going to get a pitcher, I suggest Brett Myers. Remember I suggested him over the winter and Chiti objected becuase he beat his wife one time. Well, Myers is having a nice little season off the radar in houston with a 3.18 era and 70ks in 87 IP. He is not yet 30 years old.

  2. Myers is on a one year 5.1 mil contract with a mutual option for 2011. He should be easy to obtain imo since he has not even been mentioned by the pundits and houston is in a sell mode.

  3. 3. I dont know, it was several years ago and he hasnt been in any trouble since then. Everybody else gets the benefit of the doubt. why shouldnt he?

  4. Boy the mets bats have gotten well today. even Bay has a homer. Maine had a nice start today on his rehab so maybe they will leave the spot open for him keeping fingers crossed.

  5. I’d like to think Maine isn’t really damaged goods. Time will tell and unfortunately if my suspicions about Warthen/manual are true Maine may break out on another team. *sigh*
    I honestly think he might need that sports psychologist That Pelf used.

  6. 1,3: remember the chants of “Beat Your Wife Chipper, beat your wife!” didnt affect his career any..

  7. i have a feeling johnnie is done.

    he seems to be chronically injured in the same area.

    too bad. i liked him. but he hasnt been well since..

  8. (7) I don’t really care about Myers’ wife-beating, so much as I wanted to know how Sadecki knew it had only been one time.

  9. 9. ah probably because thats how many times it was publicized. make the news/newspapers whatever..

    Rocker had similar issues or allegations as well. how many of them were leaked and not leaked to the press.
    unfortunately that doesnt stop people from being superstars.
    If it was any of us we would be sitting in jail and probably out of a job.

  10. 11. not superstars as i stated. if it was your or me. we would be in jail.

    not sure if there’s a conviction or not. regardless of any of it. if he did .. he did it and that doesnt make him a good person at all. if it was convicted he should be held in high esteem by any team. you may not be able to fire but you could cut his salary.

  11. I seem to remember tiffany being on the other side of this argument when chiti made a big deal about it. If you want to blackball a player for hitting his wife thats your business. How do you know she didnt hit him first? It never made it to court. she never pressed charges, and I havent seen any news of a divorce. with all the cheaters drunks and drug addicts getting a pass, I think myers deserves one too.

  12. 12. wouldnt be in jail if no charges are pressed. It is all hearsay otherwise.

  13. 14. true.my comment was geared if the allegations were based on fact.
    but your clarification is well founded. Thanx

  14. (13) You’re correct, Sadecki, in your remembrances. At this point, I’m just baffled at how you knew it had only happened one time, as well as subsequent attempts to dismiss that one time as trivial. You know, John Wilkes Booth only shot Lincoln one time.