The qualifier, of course, is it is spring training, but “Mike Pelfrey”:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=7807 was pleased. He came to camp with the goal of improving his secondary pitches and was successful.
He fell behind James Loney 2-and-0 in the first. The count calls for a fastball, but Pelfrey threw a change for a strike, and eventually got him on a fly to right.
Like all the others, he says he’s not paying attention to the fifth starter competition, but it’s in the back of his mind somewhere.
“I’m just trying to be the best Mike Pelfrey I can be and win a job,’’ he said.