Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Is this the Real Big Mike Pelfrey?

Who was that pitching for the Mets tonight? That couldn't have been the Mike Pelfrey we know. For the last two weeks Pelfrey has shown tremendous command on the mound. He's locating pitches. He appears to be pitching to situations better.

He looks like a legit starting pitcher. What happened?

I'll tell you what happened. Mike Pelfrey got ticked off. Pelfrey has finally manned up and become a pitcher we thought he could be. Who knows how long this will last, but I believe the disgrace he felt from being demoted to the #4 starter, the constant chatter of his underachiever status and just general disgust for what people were saying about him finally got to him.

I say, it's about stinkin' time. Pelfrey hasn't given up a run in his last two starts and hasn't been rattled by base hits or tough situations either. Unlike Santana, he was fortunate to find some rare run support thanks to the newly awoken bat of Jose Reyes.

I think this is the first time in a long time that I enjoyed watching Pelfrey pitch. If he can consistently pitch like this (yes, I expect he'll give up some runs here and there) he will be the much needed second starter the Mets have been desperate for.

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