Friday, June 24, 2011

Pelfrey Roughed Up Early In Loss To Rangers

The Mets fell behind early and the offense was silent for most of the night, as they fell to the Rangers by a score of 8-1.

  • Mike Pelfrey went six innings, giving up four runs on eight hits, while striking out three and walking two. He struggled in the first inning, giving up an RBI single to Josh Hamilton and then a two-run home run off the bat of Adrian Beltre. Pelfrey has now allowed 14 home runs this season.
  • Jason Bay went 3-4 at the plate in the cleanup spot. He is 14-40 ( .350) in his last ten games.
  • Manny Acosta was awful in relief. In 1.2 innings of work, he allowed four runs on five hits, while striking out one. He apparently is trying to catch up to Pelfrey in home runs allowed. Acosta gave up a home run to Michael Young in the seventh inning, and a solo shot to Hamilton in the eighth. I would say his days with the Mets are numbered.

Next up: The Mets continue their series against the Rangers in Arlington. Jon Niese will take the mound for the Mets. Game time is 4:10 p.m.

1 comment:

  1. Pitiful loss. Acosta's ERA, I think, is now at about 11. Pitiful.