Of course, the Mets didn’t make a decision as to who their fifth starter would be, but Orlando Hernandez and Mike Pelfrey each had comments to suggest what the outcome would be.
Hernandez: “I feel good today. I don’t know about tomorrow.”
Pelfrey: “I always felt that if he were healthy it would be his job. Looking back (on this spring), I didn’t perform.”
Even if Pelfrey giving up three runs in the ninth inning isn’t the deciding factor (it has to play some part), if Hernandez can get out of be in the morning it will be his job.