Found March 08, 2012 on Metstradamus:
Mike Pelfrey was absolutely horrific today. He gave up four runs in two and two-thirds innings, including a typical Pelfrey first inning where he threw a million pitches and forced warm-up action in the bullpen in the first inning of a spring game.It's probably mean of me to rag on anybody in their first spring training appearance. After all, pitchers are typically doing nothing more than building up arm strength and working on things. Mike Pelfrey doesn't get the benefit of that doubt. Wanna know why? Pelfrey had a 7-13 record with a 4.88 ERA and a WHIP of 1.47 ... that's why. When Justin Verlander has two bad innings in a spring game, he's working on things. When Albert Pujols goes 3-for-92 in the spring, he's finding his stroke. When a guy who spent his entire season dicking around with no out pitch, high pitch counts, and idiosyncrasies that make Nomar Garciaparra look calm goes out in his first spring outing and does the exact same things he's done the p...
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