Inside their clubhouse, Mets starter Mike Pelfrey could have been able to thumb through a recently-published book highlighting the Philadelphia Phillies team history with more time than he had thought earlier today. His failure to get the opposing pitcher out in the home half of the fourth inning prompted a well-placed three-run home run by Shane Victorino that made the score 6-0 and allowed Pelfrey the chance to catch up on some light reading.
Prior to this afternoon’s outing, Pelfrey was holding a 4-0 won-lost record and a consecutive scoreless streak worth 24 innings. Not to mention an ERA that would make Ron Jeremy nod his head in approval, 0.69. In search of a number two starter to take some of the heat off of their ace, Johan Santana, Pelfrey was being considered for the part. Today’s 10-0 defeat, though, could be categorized as a dress rehearsal. Pelfrey surrendered six runs and eight hits in just four innings earning him his first loss of the season.
In addition to a disappointing performance by Pelfrey, the Mets offense was lulled into just three hits by the best pitcher prospects could buy in Roy Halladay. With this defeat, the Mets are now asked to take two out of three as the series concludes tomorrow night at Citizens Bank Park.