Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Clear Your Friday Night Schedule - Pelfrey Might Make ML Debut

I'm going out of town this weekend when the Marlins roll into Shea, but you'll want to do your best to get near a broadcast this friday night. According to Newsday, the Mets considering promoting Mike Pelfrey to pitch Friday night's game.

According to a team official who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the Mets are seriously considering a call-up of their top pick from the 2005 amateur draft.

Pelfrey, 22, has won four of his last five starts for Double-A Binghamton. He has a 4-2 record and 2.71 ERA in 12 starts, walking 26, striking out 77 and allowing 60 hits in 66 1/3 innings. He made his most recent start Saturday, a seven-inning, 11-strikeout victory over New Hampshire.

General manager Omar Minaya said yesterday he doesn't feel motivated to promote Pelfrey to have a better idea of the team's needs with the July 31 non-waivers trading deadline approaching. But he also didn't rule him out for Friday.

That would be a much better idea than handing the ball over to Jose Lima!

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