Mike Pelfrey was brilliant again as the Mets got even in their series with the Padres with a 4-2 victory. He pitched eight strong innings, the most so far this season, allowing only a run on four hits and two walks. He also struck out eight, also a season high.
Francisco Rodriguez allowed a run and had runners on first and second inning in the bottom of the ninth. Once again, he held on to get the save, his 10th. He makes things too interesting for many Mets fans’ tastes. Only using two pitchers for the entire game also allowed the bullpen to rest, which is especially important given its performance last night.
David Wright and Ike Davis provided most of the offense as they both drove in two runs apiece. They both hit homers, a solo for Wright and a two-run shot for Davis. Wright also drove in the first run of the game. They combined for half of the Mets’ 10 hits.
Jeff Francoeur also had two hits as he continues his hot hitting after his closed-door, mind-clearing meeting with Jerry Manuel. Luis Castillo, Jason Bay and Rod Barajas all had a hit as well.
Pelfrey is now 8-1 on the season, with a 2.39 ERA. The win washed out the bad taste that last night’s 18-6 pasting left in the Mets’ mouths. The Mets have a good shot of winning their first road series as Johan Santana takes the mound Wednesday evening. Hopefully, the Mets will give him some run support.