Big Pelf Awful End of Season

This year has gone horribly wrong for Mike Pelfrey. On Opening Day he was our number one starter but after 162 games his very ugly stats will read: 7-13 4.74 ERA. 

And the bad news is he’s been getting worse as the season winds down. Yesterday’s line was a putrid 5R,  9H, 1BB, 1K in 3IP. 

Personally I think the guy’s confidence was damaged by being miscast into a number 1 and it was too much too soon for Pelfrey’s psyche.

I haven’t lost faith that Pelfrey can indeed mature into a solid SP but I question if he can do it in NY. Making it in NY is one thing but making it in NY after you’ve got the additional baggage of what he’s been through… We’ll that’s a lot to ask. 

As for Reyes… he needs a couple of big games. He’s now .002 points behind Braun. 

15 Responses to “Big Pelf Awful End of Season”

  1. BlondiesJake Says:

    Forget the fragile psyche…Nuke LaLoosh needs an out pitch.

    On the positive side, Acosta has been pretty good closing games. If he and Parnell can take the experiences they have had the last couple of months and build on them next year, this team might have a solid back end to the bullpen.

  2. Luis Says:

    No swing and miss pitch, but after 5-6 years it should be obvious that he will not get one- why not lower the arm slot and throw a real sinker again? The one he has now is no good, so improve the sinker! If they are going to hit it, make em hit it on the ground.

  3. USMF Says:

    I’m sorry, but the idea that Pelf being cast as a #1 is the reason he’s sucked out is just stupid…and the idea that Pelf can still mature to a solid MLB pitcher is delusional.

    For a second, take away Mike’s W/L record this year and just look at his other stats…his ERA in 2011 is 4,74 (4.40 career) 1.47WHIP (1.46 career) BB/9 is 3.2 (3.22 career) K/9 4.88 (5.06 career).

    Sure is BB% is a little down, but so is his K%. Neither are that big of a difference. But they are within expected variance for year to year. The only thing that jumped on Mike was his HR/9. Mike gave up 21HRs this year, up from 12 last year, but he did have 18 in 09, so it’s not like there isn’t a lack of history there either.

    Let’s look at another stat, Mike averages less than 6 innings per start through out his career! Even this year, he’s about 5.2 innings per start! the dude has started 33 games and did not reach 200 innings pitched!

    The guy has been pretty consistently average his whole career…sure his W/L record is down this year, but it’s been more about luck (more good in the past) than Mike getting better or worse as a pitcher.

    Mike is 27 and has started 146 games in his MLB career…I think at the maturing is idea is a little too late…This is Mike Pelfrey, I wouldn’t expect anything else from him in the future.

    OK, bad news…it’s looking more and more like Pagan was stupid enough to give himself a concussion…the good news is; it proves that Pagan does in fact has a brain! (no trips to the Wizard of Oz for him)…

  4. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    To paraphrase “Popeye”: Pelf “yam what he yam.” There are no surprises left. None. Pelf is Pelf: “The Big Disappointment” as someone here named him.

    I am not in favor of the addition of more wild card teams, but I realize that it’s inevitable. I am diggin the idea that the Braves and or Sox might not make it through the next three days.

  5. Fort Greene Met Fan Says:

    Yeah, I’m done with the Big Pelf Experiment. This isn’t little league (supposedly). Either you prove yourself or you don’t. We have more than enough data (as evidenced by USMF’s stats above), the trick is interpreting it. And my interpretation is: don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

  6. Lord Charles Says:

    So I think I have the Mets franchise figured out…

    1977: Lose franchise player (Seaver traded)

    1978-85: No playoffs (8 seasons)

    1985: Add HoF catcher (Carter)

    1986: Playoffs

    1990: Lose franchise player (Strawberry, FA)

    1991-98: No playoffs (8 seasons)

    1998: Add HoF catcher (Piazza)

    1999: Playoffs

    2011: Lose franchise player (Reyes, FA)

    2012-2019: No playoffs (8 seasons)

    2019: Add HoF catcher (TBD)

    2020: Playoffs

  7. Met_Maven Says:

    I agree with USMF, Pelf being cast as a #1 is the reason he’s sucked, he’s just not an “ace” on any level, on any team. I’m sure the pressure might have gotten into his head a couple of times, but really, after opening day, the label of Ace doesn’t hold much meaning. You still need to go out and win games. If the Mets do keep Pelf next season, I say drop him to 4 or 5.

    Are there any (good / halfway decent) pitchers on the market this offseason?

  8. keefherny17 Says:

    Lord- we have to wait until 2020???

  9. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    I have designated my GO BIG PELF shirt to the depths of the bottom of my shirt drawer, possibly never to see daylight again!

  10. BlondiesJake Says:

    Met_Maven, yes there likely will be good pitchers, possibly including Mark Buehrle and Roy Oswalt. We debated this a short while ago but since you asked, I would make high $, short length contract bids on them.

    Also, why keep Nuke and drop him down in rotation, it won’t make him pitch any better. Just be done with him already or force him to learn an out pitch in the minors.

    Jose, Jose Jose Jose, Jose, Jose, Good Luck in your last ABs this season and possibly as a Mets player. You have been one of the most exciting players in team history and I have nothing but love for you no matter what decision you make in the near future (except if you sign with the Yankees).

  11. Lord Charles Says:

    “…(except if you sign with the Yankees, Phillies, Braves or Cardinals).


  12. IrishMike Says:

    Somehow I missed until this weekend that Matt Kemp has a legit shot at the triple crown. I want Jose to get the batting title but if he loses it I’d rather it be to Kemp than Braun.

  13. BlondiesJake Says:

    Eff Kemp he’s an a$$hole!

  14. BlondiesJake Says:

    Reyes with three hits to take the lead.

    TC, for f*ck sake, enough with the bunting. Let the middle of the order guys swing the bat already. What’s the worst that could happen? Grrrrrrrrrr!

  15. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:


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