Two in a row!
Mike Pelfrey. Seven shutout innings, bringing his streak to 19 scoreless frames. Pelfrey surrendered as many walks as he did hits: three. He struck out six and definitely could have started the 8th inning, but Jerry Manuel didn’t give him the chance. Great to see this from Pelfrey so far this year, improving to a perfect 3-0 (with a save!).
Jose Reyes went 4-5. Reyes, who sat on the bench last night, went 4-5 with a two-RBI triple in the second inning. He also swiped a base in the 8th inning. Great to see. Hope this is the start of something big for him.
Fernando Tatis off the bench. Tatis came off the bench in the 8th inning and knocked a two-run home run to left field. Pinch hitting should be his only role.
The Bad & Ugly
The 3-4-5 hitters went a combined 0-10 with five strikeouts. Add Ike Davis to the mix and they had seven strikeouts.
Fernando Nieve pitched again. He did fine, but this is his 10th game out of 14 where he’s pitched. Not good, Jerry.
Francisco Rodriguez finished out the game with a scoreless inning, but he had to make it interesting. K-Rod walked two before ending the game.
Ryota Igarashi, my newest favorite Met, left the game after straining his hamstring in the 8th. He’ll have an MRI tomorrow.
Same time, same place. 7:10 p.m. start.