Yes, the offense disappeared after scoring three in the first. And yes, Aaron Heilman loafed on a ball hit back to the mound. However, the essence of today’s 8-4 loss to the Houston Astros was Mike Pelfrey’s inability to adjust when he lost command of his secondary pitches.
With no command of his change-up and breaking ball, “they sat on my fastball,’’ Pelfrey said.
The difference between where Pelfrey is now and where he wants to be is being able to make in-game adjustments and he might have to learn down the stretch. He’ll get another start, manager Willie Randolph said.