Status quo is the theme of the day. The Wilpons decided to keep Willie Randolph as the Mets manager and the Mets lost again. This time the Florida Marlins were the beneficiaries.
Mike Pelfrey didn’t have it at all. He got hit hard. The big hit came from Luis Gonzalez. He doesn’t have the power anymore, but he can still get the bat on the ball. He had a bases loaded double in a four run third for the Marlins.
I feel like a broken record writing the same game recap over and over. The difference tonight is that I thought the Mets would get a win with Jose Reyes hitting two homers in the first two innings off Ricky Nolasco.
The question that we’re left with is about Mike Pelfrey. Does he have what it takes to be a consistent pitcher at this level? I don’t think that he does right now. He may in the future. He’s had two really bad stinkers in a row now. He hasn’t been able to get past four innings in either start. That doesn’t cut it.
The good news is that Aaron Heilman pitched a clean fourth and fifth. He only gave up one hit and had three strikeouts. This was the perfect game for him to get some work. Pelfrey had already let the game get out of hand.
Matt Wise was shaky again. He gave a run in the eighth inning and left the bases loaded giving up two walks and two hits. His ERA is 6.43 now. Ugly!