Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mets Morning News: Pelfrey Blows Another One, HoJo's Back, Turner &Tejada To Split Time

Mike Pelfrey threw six great innings last night, but completely destroyed all of that good work in the seventh inning. Pelfrey ignored second baseman Justin Turner's call for a pick-off at second base with Javier Vazquez at the plate. Instead, Pelfrey threw home, and Vazqeuz put down a bunt. Turner was stuck at second base, and because of that, no one was covering first base. This all led to a five run inning for the Marlins.
"I screwed that up," Pelfrey said. "Any time that an infielder gives 'open glove' you're supposed to pick. And, if not, step off. I threw home. That's why there was no one at first. That's two screw-ups in that inning (including walking No. 8 batter John Buck after Cameron's leadoff double). That's all on me, and I ended up paying for it."
Pelfrey has now gone 16 straight starts without a win against the Marlins.

Howard Johnson and his son, Glen, will be playing together for the Rockland Boulders for the team's final homestand of the season.
"This may be my last go ‘round so it’s a great opportunity to play in a professional game with my son," said Howard Johnson. "How many fathers can do that?"
According to the Star-Ledger, manager Terry Collins plans to split the playing time at second base between Justin Turner and Ruben Tejada in half. Each will get equal playing time.

1 comment:

  1. I chalked this loss up a week ago. Pelfrey's the new Aaron Heilman.