The numbers weren’t great, but the experience sure was. Mike Pelfrey made his debut, gave the Mets five innings, and largely because of Jose Valentin’s seven RBI, came a winner. Next stop?
You could tell the nerves were there, so was his stuff. Good fastball, but his command was a little off. That comes with the excitement.
If Pedro Martinez isn’t ready coming out of the break, then Pelfrey could get another start. If it comes down between Pelfrey and John Maine for the fifth spot, my thinking is they will lean toward Maine because of his edge in experience.