Mike Pelfrey will be making his third start in an effort set a career mark in victories. Pelfrey (13-9, 3.96) had appeared to get back on track from July slump, but has lost his last two starts with an ERA of 10.38.
“I just see a guy that kind of loses confidence and I see a guy that doesn’t have the presence on the mound,’’ manager Jerry Manuel said.
Manuel called Pelfrey an enigma after he followed a 9-1 by going 4-8.
Pelfrey has shown glimpses of dominance several times during his career, but then regressed to where he loses composure and concentration on the mound.
It’s odd, but despite his erratic performance, Pelfrey can still finish north of 15 victories which is a bench mark number for a starter.
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