The game started out with Mike Pelfrey pitching into the ninth inning without giving up a run. I thought that the game was in the bag. Billy Wagner blew his second consecutive save by giving up a homer to Mark Reynolds with two strikes and two outs in the ninth to send the game to extras.
Carlos Beltran had a huge game offensively getting the first two RBI’s on the board in the fourth inning on a single off Brandon Webb. Webb would leave after the fifth inning when he was hit by a line drive by Carlos Delgado.
I thought that Willie Randolph panicked by taking Pelfrey out in the ninth inning after giving up a single to Stephen Drew. Randolph doesn’t have a good feel for pitchers. Pelfrey looked great tonight. Once again, he isn’t throwing as hard as possible keeping his fastball in the low 90’s and spotting it perfectly. He threw very few breaking balls but doesn’t need to. He can’t control the slider as well as he needs to, but it was good enough tonight.