Pinch yourself Mets fans. It's still early, but it looks as though Mike Pelfrey is developing into the pitching stud many thought he would be coming out of Wichita State. As Anthony Rieber reports, Pelfrey's seven innings of three-hit, shutout ball in a 4-0 win over the Cubs helped breathe a little more life into this Mets season.
Beat writer David Lennon applauds manager Jerry Manuel's reversal in deciding to keep Jose Reyes in the leadoff spot for the sake of his comfort level while considering the possibility of moving center fielder Angel Pagan up to third in the order. Pagan got another hit last night to put his average at an even .300.
The family of celebrated rookie Ike Davis arrived in full force last night at Citi Field. Ike failed to get a hit, but he did walk and score a run. Former Yankees reliever Ron Davis told Newsday's Kimberly Martin about the party he hosted at home in Scottsdale, Az. for his son's ML debut Tuesday night, and Davis' stepmom, Kendall recalled a certain chess set the family gave Ike for his 14th birthday.
It couldn't all be good news for the Mets, of course. Just as he was settling into the eighth-inning setup role, reliever Ryota Igarashi injured his left hamstring and left after getting two outs. He will be examined today.