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Pelfrey cast as stopper

Good teams do not lose consistently to bad teams. That's why the Mets need to beat the Marlins tonight. No excuses. The Mets are 0-6 when they face the Marlins on the road, including two straight in San Juan.

Mike Pelfrey (10-2, 2.71) will start against Chris Volstad (4-7, 4.40) in another game that looks like advanage Mets. 

That feel good road swing, when the Mets swept the Orioles and Indians and then made it seven straight by winning the first game at Yankees Stadium, has certainly evaporated. Counting the last two against the Yanks, the losing streak on the road is four.

Six of Pelfrey's victories have come after a Mets loss. He needs to roll a seven.

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