Pelf, Mets edge Brew Crew

Posted: July 1, 2009 in Mets

Mike Pelfrey delivered when the Mets needed him most, shutting the Brewers out over 7 2/3 innings in the Mets' 1-0 win. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mike Pelfrey delivered when the Mets needed him most, shutting the Brewers out over 7 2/3 innings in the Mets' 1-0 win. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

It wasn’t easy, but the Mets finally have something to smile about, beating the Milwaukee Brewers this afternoon 1-0 behind a fine pitching performance by Mike Pelfrey.
Pelfrey was brilliant, allowing no runs on six hits with two walks and six punchouts.
He had to be, because the paltry Mets offense was up against a buzzsaw in Yovani Gallardo. The Brewers ace was dominant, scattering five hits in seven innings, walking two and striking out 12 (including an overmatched David Wright three times).
The Mets got just enough offense, pushing a run across in the sixth.
Luis Castillo, one of my biggest targets depicting what’s been wrong during the Omar Minaya years, led off the inning with a double. After Wright fanned, Ryan Church came through with an RBI single. Church has looked much better at the plate of late, and the team certainly needs someone to get hot.
Sean Green bailed out a tiring Pelf in the eighth, inducing J.J. Hardy to ground into a forceout. Frankie Rodriguez worked around a leadoff single by Ryan Braun to retire three straight hitter for his 21st save, putting to bed the embarassment of walking Mariano Rivera with the bases loaded the other night.
Mets (38-39) get the Pirates in a makeup game at PNC Park tomorrow afternoon. Tim Redding takes the hill against Paul Maholm. Sure would be nice to exact some revenge on the Pirates, who really got the Mets’ June swoon started with a three-game sweep.
Marlins won again, beating the hapless Nationals for the ninth time in as many tries this season. Phillies and Braves play later tonight.
I may be away for much of the next two days, as my wife and I have some Fourth of July plans. I’ll try to check in so I won’t disappoint my legions of fans, but I’m sure to be back up and running Saturday again. Let’s Go Mets!!!

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Comments
  1. MetsFan4Decades says:

    Big Pelf stepped up big time today for a much needed win.

    Some SNY analysts are calling him the future ace of the Mets.

    Let’s Go Mets!

    • Andrew Sodergren says:

      Definitely feel Pelf has the stuff to become an ace one day. Just needs to show the consistency. The team could certainly use a nice run of starts from Pelf like he produced last year around this time.

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