Friday, April 16, 2010

Can you smell what Big Pelf is cookin'?

See what happens when your starter throws a shutout? Piece of cake!

We've talked a lot about the potential of Mike Pelfrey, and maybe, just maybe, this is the season when he makes the leap. Pelfrey threw seven innings of scoreless baseball Thursday against the Rockies, allowing five hits while walking no one in a 5-0 Mets victory.

It snapped the Mets' four-game losing streak as the team heads to St. Louis for three games before returning home to Citi Field for a 10-game homestand.

While Pelfrey has never been a dominant strikeout pitcher, he struck out six and was in control throughout. Pelfrey has the size and stuff to be a commanding presence on the mound, and the final step will be to develop the attitude to go along with it. The Mets certainly can use it.

Jorge De la Rosa was all over the place and this game could have been a lot more lopsided had the Mets not imploded on the base paths in the third inning. Reyes signaled to Castillo that he was going to try and steal third, but decided not to when De la Rosa started paying attention to him. Though Reyes didn't go, Castillo did, with his head down, and got caught in a rundown. Reyes exacerbated the mistake by trying to steal third, and failing. So much for two on and no outs.

Oh, by the way, David Wright was at the plate. He struck out. Sometime aggression will cost you.

Stay classy, Phillies fans.

A Philly fan from New Jersey (now that's a winning combination) was arrested at Citizen's Bank Park for intentionally vomiting on an 11-year-old girl, who as at the game with her older sister and father.

Did I mention the father was an off-duty police captain? That's a bad life choice.

Seems there was a lot of foul language and spitting involved before Sir Stupid decided to stick his fingers down his throat and vomit on the victims.

Really? In Philadelphia? I'm shocked.

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