The Mets lost their third consecutive game to the Rockies tonight. Mike Pelfrey pitched poorly but not as poorly as his two prior starts. Pelf reduced his ERA to 10.80 by throwing 5.1 IP and allowing 4 runs (3 earned). He gave up 6 hits and 4 walks in the game. Way too many baserunners to be successful.
Despite Pelf’s start, the Mets had a tie game going into the 8th inning. They were stringing together hits to score. They had 10 hits and 1 walk as a team with 2 RBI’s apiece by David Wright and Willie Harris.
Bobby Parnell blew up in the 8th inning throwing a wild pitch, making an error on a throw to home, and allowing a 2-run homer to Troy Tulowitzki. It was a complete disaster of an inning and Parnell was boo’d off the mound after the inning. His ERA is an awful 8.31 now and he just can’t get it done in the 8th (or any other) inning right now.
2 thoughts on “Rockies 7 – Mets 6 April 11, 2011”
I disagree. It wasn't a kind of performance that we've seen from Pelfrey in the past but he didn't pitch poorly.
Good catch. I thought for a few minutes about how to describe Pelf's performance before I wrote that. His overall line wasn't great though. Based on this game alone, his ERA would be over 5. Plus he let the Rockies right back in the game before leaving in the sixth inning. That's why I described it as "poor".
But it wasn't as poor as his two prior starts. And you're right, it wasn't what we're used to seeing from Pelf. I'd like to see him step it up with Santana out, not regress.