All good things must come to an end.
Mike Pelfrey’s first three innings were good.
Henry Blanco and David Wright hit doubles.
Blanco touched third base.
The Bad & Ugly
Roy Halladay is a beast. Complete game shutout. Three-hitter. One walk. Six strikeouts. 118 pitches – 88 were strikes. Woah.
Pelfrey’s fourth inning. Two plays that could have been outs – Jose Reyes on Chase Utley’s line drive and Alex Cora on Jayson Werth’s bloop to center field – could have been converted into outs. They weren’t and the Phillies made Pelfrey and the Mets pay.
Raul Valdes didn’t fare much better. Three innings and four runs (three earned) on five hits. But he did strike out six.
Rubber game tomorrow night on ESPN. An 8:10 start.