Sometimes you can think too much. Mike Pelfrey said that’s what he did in April. He was trying to be too cute and finessed hitters instead of challenging them with his fastball.
He has the physical qualities, but a lot of guys have the physical make-up. Quite simply, Pelfrey doesn’t know how to pitch yet on this level. He only has 11 major league games on his resume.
That’s not a large sampling. He showed something last week against the Phillies. Most impressive was keeping his composure after falling behind.
For him, tonight is about building on that.