The New York Mets (42-31) improved to 12-4 in inter-league play with a 5-2 victory over the AL Central Division leading Minnesota Twins. NY has now won 7 straight series opening games,improving their home record to 27-11 in the process. Mike Pelfrey was not at his best, but was able to battle all night while earning his 10th win of the season (6IP, 2ER, 6H). After the game Pelfrey had this to say about his "stuff":
I thought today was better but I thought the Baltimore game was probably the worst stuff I had all year by far. I was able to get through that. I thought last game it was a little bit better and I made a couple of mistakes. I thought tonight it was O.K. I had a good fastball. Split was O.K. Other pitches weren't great but I was able to battle and able to get through it."
In Pelfrey's defense, one of those 'earned runs' came when Nick Punto, who "doubled" off the glove of Jason Bay (not sure how that was not an error) came in to eventually score in the 5th. Jose Reyes (2 for 3) and David Wright (2 for 3) led the offense as they continue to enjoy a scorching month of June, hitting .345 (Reyes) and .375 (Wright) respectively. David hit his 13th home run of the year (3rd at Citi Field) and drove in his National League leading 58th and 59th runs while Jose picked up his 11th multi hit game of the month.
In the top of the 3rd inning (with a 1-0 lead) the Twins had 1st and 3rd with no outs, Joe Mauer at the plate, and 2006 AL MVP Justin Morneau lingering on deck. Pelfrey worked his way into a bit of a jam, to say the least, but when the Mets needed him to step up most, he did. He was able to.... TO READ THE REST OF THIS POST AND OTHERS LIKE IT HEAD OVER TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: http://www.metszilla.com/?p=2624