You couldn’t ask the Big Pelf to do much more than limiting the Bucs to 2R, 4H, 0BB, 6K in 7IP. Unfortunately a bogus interference call in the 1st, a solo shot by Wood, and poor base running by the Mets cost Pelfrey the win.
First off the interference call on Reyes was an awful call. Jose Tabata advanced from 1st to 3rd on a single only to be gunned down by Pagan. Until the second base ump decided to rule Reyes had interfered with Tabata rounding second and this awarded the Pirate 3rd base.
At first glance it looked as if there may have been interference but Tabata sort of stuttered or hesitated around the bag before deciding to try for 3rd. Once he rounded the bag Reyes did leap out of the way to make sure he wasn’t interfering but the call was made regardless.
Replays showed Tabata was unaffected by anything Reyes did which was further proved when Tabata got up and walked back to the dugout w/o a complaint.
Tabata eventually scored a run that should never have counted. But much credit to Pelfrey for not losing focus there and letting a big inning erupt.
I was impressed with Pelf all the way around last nite.
Duda went from minor hero to minor goat in the 8th when he singled to put runners at 1st and 3rd only to get doubled off when he thought a ball was trapped.
Without that mistake the Mets may very well have taken the lead and game away from Pitt in the 8th.
Back to 2 under and headed into ATL where we KNOW we’re gonna lose at least 2 of 3 like we always do.