Do you believe it? Four in a row

Posted: July 28, 2009 in Mets

Mike Pelfrey tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings for the Metropolitans on Tuesday night.

Mike Pelfrey tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings for the Metropolitans on Tuesday night.

The Mets continued an out of nowhere string of inspired play, topping the Wild Card-leading Colorado Rockies 4-0 tonight at CitiField for the team’s fourth straight victory. Don’t think they’ve won four in a row since a season-best seven-game winning streak in early May, so it’s nice to see the team winning some games.
Mike Pelfrey pitched in and out of trouble all night, but he had great stuff, escaping jams in the fourth and sixth innings in a very encouraging outing. With a fastball that reached 97, Pelf allowed seven hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings, but he kept the strong Rockies offense off the board. Pedro Feliciano relieved with one out and a man on in the second, retiring all five men he faced with three strikeouts. Sean Green finished up for a well-earned run.
The offense did its job against a pitcher having a great year in Jason Marquis. They scored three runs (two earned) during Marquis’ six-inning stint, touching him up for seven hits. Jeff Francoeur’s RBI single plated Dan Murphy in the second, and Luis Castillo plated a run in the third with a two-out RBI single. Brian Schneider’s sacrifice fly made it 3-0 in the fourth, and Murphy’s RBI single off Josh Fogg capped the scoring.
Murphy went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, with David Wright and Alex Cora each adding a pair of hits.
The Mets are now 5 1/2 games behind the Rockies in the NL Wild Card chase and have the definite edge on paper for Wednesday’s pitching matchup. Jason Hammel for the Rockies against Johan Santana, who will try to bounce back from a forgettable outing in Houston last time around. With how bleak things were looking a week ago, there is suddenly some life. I won’t get too excited until they reach .500, but a win Wednesday or Thursday will make it two series victories in a row against a pair of solid clubs in Houston and Colorado. A sweep would be great, but I’ll take a series win.

  1. gravediggerhebner says:

    That’s funny about the picture considering how many of them exist.

    I normally go to a particular place for player pics as I think they have a great selection, but I was multi-tasking so I didn’t go there tonight.

    Since we’re both soldiers in the same cause I’ll tell you that place is:

    I just plug a player’s name into their search box and usually get a lot of professional pics to choose from.

    My apologies if you’re already familiar with their site. I got that Pelf pic tonight from google image, but I find most of their player pics are old. Between zimbio and yahoo sports there’s lots of good stuff that’s more up to date than google.

  2. Andrew Sodergren says:

    As Ahnuld said in Kindergarden Cup after a five-year old informed him about the male and female anatomy.. “Thanks for the tip.”

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