Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mets Morning News: Pelfrey's Role, Wright, Harris

Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger writes how Mike Pelfrey has come to turns with the fact that he's not an ace.
Bestowed the title of staff ace, Mets starter Mike Pelfrey exhausted himself trying to live up to that status. He said he found himself attempting to throw the best fastball you've ever thrown with every pitch. His teammate, R.A. Dickey, saw him trying to morph his slider into a 'Super Slider.' Disaster followed.

"In April, I tried to be great. I tried to do more than I was capable of. I think anybody who understands pitching, if you try to do that, it doesn't work out."
David Wright is progressing in his rehabilitation. Terry Collins believes if everything goes according to plan, Wright could be back in the lineup by mid-July.
"I talked to David this afternoon, after he was done with his rehab. He did all his exercises today. He caught ground balls (hit) at him. He swung in the pool today as a start. . . . I'm sure it relieves some of the tension that's involved (in swinging)."
In case you missed it, Willie Harris has been placed on paternity leave to be with his wife who went into premature labor. Fernando Martinez has been called up to take his place on the roster.

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