Mets, Dickey go for sixth straight tonight; ailing Pelfrey still on for Friday.

RA Dickey goes tonight for the Mets who are seeking their sixth straight victory. With a win and loss by Atlanta, the Mets could climb out of the NL East cellar.

Like I said earlier, small steps, but steps nonetheless.

Manager Terry Collins eschewed the tradition of riding the hot hand and will sit Daniel Murphy, Jason Pridie and Josh Thole against the Nationals, saying Justin Turner, Scott Hairston and Mike Nickeas need to play to keep sharp. It’s a long season and you’ll need everybody eventually.

Evidently, the Mets didn’t learn from Chris Young last night. Young, weakened with the flu, didn’t make it out of the fifth and gave up three homers. Mike Pelfrey, who has lost 11 pounds while being sick, threw an abbreviated bullpen session, but remains on to face Philadelphia Friday night.

Why?

Pelfrey wants to pitch, which is admirable, but it makes no sense to push things this early. Let him rest and regain his strength and go from there. Dillon Gee is on the roster for reasons like this and he’s pitched well.

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4 thoughts on “Mets, Dickey go for sixth straight tonight; ailing Pelfrey still on for Friday.

  1. They played well last night. the controversial out at 3rd base woke the sleeping dragon. I loved how chip hale and terry collins. protected reyes. and argued. The ump was wrong no if ands or butts. ;-)
    and to show it. he didnt toss collins out.
    In a way we owe the ump.. if it wasnt for his blindness we might have lost.
    As I said beginning of the season. I am giving the mets 50 games before armchair managing them. so far TC is finding the groove.I also like the way he does interviews.. yes this is a new era.

  2. It is good to see the coaches fight for the players.

    It has been a long time coming.