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.