Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/26/12
NEW YORK -- The New York Mets showed off an ability to absorb bad news throughout their three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins, capped by a walk-off win Thursday. But that success on the field didn't keep the bad news from coming off of it, as Mike Pelfrey announced after the Mets' 3-2 win Thursday, he was "99 percent" certain he would have season-ending Tommy John elbow ligament surgery. The Mets pulled off a last-at-bat win with four walks and Kirk Nieuwenhuis' game-winning hit in the ninth. They had tied the game when Justin Turner outlasted Marlins closer Heath Bell in a 13-pitch at-bat for a RBI walk. But the celebration on the field was muted in the clubhouse by the news that Pelfrey was headed to see noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala. Pelfrey said he was told a non-surgical alternative treatment for his injured right elbow would have yielded "an 80 percent chance I was still going to have surgery. I thought it was the best case for me to just go ahea...
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