Pelfrey remains enigma

Good morning.

I hope you all had an enjoyable Labor Day weekend. I was away, but still followed the Mets scores even though I wasn’t able to watch the games.

PELFREY: Is a concern.

The last two days typified the season in that it was a blowout win followed by a blowout loss. Two opposite ends of the spectrum. Good and bad. It has been that way all season. Consistency, but in a mediocre way.

It was disappointing to see Mike Pelfrey’s performance. He’s been great for an extended period, then lousy for a time, seemed to turn it around and now has lost it again.

Of all the issues in the final weeks of the season, the question of Pelfrey is the most pressing to me. I was optimistic of a strong finish to enter the offseason on a positive note, but now I’m wondering what it’s going to take for Pelfrey to put it together for a full season. Even Jerry Manuel called him “an enigma,’’ after the game. That’s a word that has been tossed around for several years about Pelfrey.

At one time Pelfrey was 9-1 and cruising. Now he’s 13-9, sputtering and there’s nothing you can hand your hat on with him. Pelfrey, his skills and potential notwithstanding, is a career 41-40 after yesterday’s loss.

This year was supposed to be a breakout season for him. Instead, it has defined him as an average pitcher with a lot of work to do.

4 thoughts on “Pelfrey remains enigma

  1. I think the failing is warthen’s.
    No matter the pitcher, he goes to the mound and the opposite effect. crushing blow by the opposing team.

    Has manuel been given his waling papers yet?
    because warthen should be right there with him.

    I think with Pelfrey its his Psyche and he needs a way to focus his distractions. they took away his tongue flap. which was probably his coping mechanism. they took it away and i am more than sure they didnt give him another focal point to help him stay concentrated.

    Just my 3 cents who the hell knows anymore

  2. Maybe Pelfrey is recreating Nolan Ryan’s 1971 season: start out 6-1 with a 1.08 ERA and finish 10-14, going 2-8 with a 7.74 ERA the second half. Now all Minaya has to do is trade him for an aging overweight injury-prone star and have him change positions.