Mike Pelfrey walked four batters and three of them scored. The fourth prolonged an inning and accounted for another run. Here’s how bad it was: The D-Backs were 6-for-14 with runners in scoring position, but they still left 11 runners.
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Tomorrow Johan Santana goes against Dan Haren, the guy I wanted the Mets to trade for last winter.
IN A NUTSHELL, Arizona 10, Mets 4.
If the all the runners the Mets left (four) would have scored they still would have lost.
IN THE CLUBHOUSE
Pitching coach Rick Peterson when approached to talk about Mike Pelfrey: “Ask (media relations director) Jay (Horwitz).” Peterson doesn’t like to talk about his pitchers. He’s the only uniformed Met who routinely won’t comment about what he is responsible for.
Willie Randolph on Pelfrey: “He didn’t pitch too well.”
Pelfrey on Pelfrey: “I can’t continue to have days like this.”
3RD INNING: They have to be close to perfect to beat Webb and they haven’t been. Some missed opportunities and Carlos Delgado’s play at first. Arizona 2, Mets 1.
6TH INNING: Pelfrey’s done for the day. So is Webb. Delgado’s three-run homer puts Mets back in the game. Arizona 5, Mets 4.