Tagged: Mike Pelfrey

Now I Wish I Had A Kid Sister

Then maybe I could have loaned her to the Nationals tonight to help them drive more of their 11 base runners in against Pelfrey.  Boy, that preseason crack didn’t take but a week to come back to haunt me.

What makes tonight’s 4-3 loss to the Mets in the bottom of the ninth hurt the worst is that the Nationals had their chances.  While somehow they managed 8 strikeouts against Pelfrey, which tied his career high, they also put 11 runners on base against him in just 5 2/3 innings.  Unfortunately, they left 9 ducks on the pond for the game, with the once-again struggling Jayson Werth stranding 4 all by himself.  I won’t even wait to the call-out section.  I will do it now.  Werth was a goat tonight.

Game ball(s):  The Mets bullpen.  3 1/3 innings of shut-out ball in relief of Pelfrey allowed the Mets to finally make their move in the bottom of the ninth.

Goat(s):  Henry Rodriguez.  A walk, a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt, and then a hit allowed gave the game to the Mets.

Bryce Harper is not as far off:  Another nice night from LaRoche, who brought not only his bat, but his glove, making several nice picks at 1st.

Current Record: 2-2