Mike Pelfrey knows there’s an opportunity in Orlando Hernandez’s sore foot to make the rotation. After three scoreless innings today against Atlanta, that’s not just a fleeting thought.
“If there is a spot open, I’m going for it,’’ he said. “I’ve had opportunities here before, but I didn’t take advantage of them.’’
I read the post from the reader who said Chris Russo advocated trading Mike Pelfrey to Pittsburgh for Xavier Nady. I didn’t hear it, but if true, my response is: “They wouldn’t trade Pelfrey for Johan Santana. They certainly won’t deal him for Nady.’‘