At this point everyone agrees Mike Pelfrey has the stuff to be a front line starter unfortunately his focus still betrays him too frequently.
Pelf still easily slips into a black hole of his own frustration when things dont go smoothly.
Case in point from Sun afternoon:
A Brett Gardner comebacker scooted through Pelf’s legs under his mitt and into centerfield for a leadoff hit to open the (about to be fatal) 7th.
Cameras showed Pelfrey pacing behind the mound visibly frustrated shaking his head and muttering to himself about not making the play. BMF has seen those mental breaks from him before and I immed knew he was in trouble.
Sure enough Pelfrey walked the very next batter on 5 pitches. Then with Cervelli squaring around to bunt Pelf drills him almost in the head. The yanks wanted to give us an out but Pelfrey was too rattled to take it.
Collins and Warthen should’ve come with the hook right there. Maybe they haven’t seen Pelfrey mentally break enough times but it was painfully clear it was time for him to go.
But he didn’t and the Yankees swamped us with 8 runs in the frame. God watching that inning reminded ms how much a friggin hate the Yankees.