Mets Game 132: Win Over Astros
Mets 9 Astros 1
Mike Pelfrey did it again.
For the 11th time in his last 13 decisions, Mike was magnificent. Big Pelf scattered six hits and allowed no walks, striking out six over nine innings, and nearly completed his first big-league shutout. Pelfrey has established himself as the Mets’ second-best pitcher, is pitching like an ace, and there are no further superlatives that can possibly describe his performances or value since early June.
Though in the end he only needed two, the Mets gave Mike nine to work with. Six of those nine came courtesy of Carlos Delgado, who could very well make a run for NL MVP if he keeps his current pace. In addition to his two three-run bombs, Delgado was hustling all over the place and made a fantastic, diving stop in the top of the ninth (though all I could think about was that commercial “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”). Kudos to Carlos!
Fitting, isn’t it, that both Pelf and Delgado should have such great games simultaneously?