Twins starter Mike Pelfrey looked good allowing just one run on six hits, he did not walk a batter, and struck out seven over five innings, but was left with a no-decision against Detroit on Friday night. The model of inconsistency this season, Pelfrey has been on a roller coaster. This one was near the top of the run, but his 4.09 ERA underscores the number of outings he has struggled in. He clearly has the ability to put together some quality innings, but he needs to be more reliable if he is to ever be a fantasy asset.
Twins starter Mike Pelfrey(6-10) gave up nine hits and four earned runs in six-plus innings in a 5-2 loss to the Angels on Saturday. He also struck out a batter. Pelfrey has now surrendered 12 earned runs in 15.1 September innings for a robust 7.04 ERA. The veteran right-hander also gave up a homer for the third consecutive start after not allowing a ball to leave the park in seven straight appearances between July 28 and Aug. 29. Pelfrey has had an up-and-down year, twice surrendering eight earned runs in a start and yielding seven in another, but also holding opposing batters to only one in nine other trips to the mound. His inconsistencies aside, Pelfrey figures to be counted on for two more starts in the final critical stretch of the Twins' playoff push.
Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey will start Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader with the Angels, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. As expected, Pelfrey will move back to Saturday after Friday's game was rained out, but the Twins will flip-flop Pelfrey and Kyle Gibson and start Gibson in Game 1.
Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey will not make his scheduled start Friday, as the game was postponed due to rain. Chances are, Pelfrey will just move back to start one game of Saturday's twin bill.
Paul Molitor has revealed that Twins rotation newcomer Tyler Duffey will not necessarily be the odd man out when Phil Hughes returns from a back injury, per the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Duffey has performed well after a rough debut against Toronto. He has since given up only nine runs in 30 1/3 innings and sported a 2-0 record. Speculation is that slumping veteran Mike Pelfrey could lose his spot. He has just one win in his last 15 starts and has surrendered 14 runs over his last 12 1/3 innings to raise his ERA on the year to 4.17, its highest point since mid-April.