OK so it was against an Astro “B” lineup… and even that may be generous to say, but Mike Pelfrey looked every bit the dominant pitcher we’ve all seen and some of us still believe he can once again be.
1R, 3H, 0BB, 3K in 6.1 IP is a great way to start heading into the regular season. I guess since you can’t put too much stock in bad spring outings we shouldn’t get too excited by a good game… but BMF is pretty excited to see this from Pelfrey.
The Grand Salami from Wright is VERY encouraging too. So long as David is putting the ball over the wall the presssure on his head will decrease dramatically.
Word is Mike Nickeas will be Thole’s back-up, another Collins move I fully endorse. Screw an old veteran backup backstop. We’re not winning anything this year so lets get as many youngsters up here to see what they’re made of and get them some big league experience.
Meanwhile I have a feeling Josh Thole is going to surprise people with his offensive production this year.