• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Twins SP Mike Pelfrey strikes out seven Tigers in no-decision

    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.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Twins' Mike Pelfrey yields four runs on Saturday in loss to Angels

    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.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Twins SP Mike Pelfrey will start Game 2 of doubleheader Saturday

    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.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Twins' Mike Pelfrey will shift start to doubleheader Saturday

    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.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Tyler Duffey could be in, Mike Pelfrey out of Twins rotation

    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.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Twins to start SP Mike Pelfrey on Wednesday

    The Twins will turn to pitcher Mike Pelfrey to start Wednesday's game at Kansas City, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Pelfrey is 6-9 with a 4.17 ERA over 146 2/3 innings this season.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Twins SP Mike Pelfrey gives up four runs in short outing

    Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey's outing against the Astros didn't last very long on Saturday. Pelfrey allowed four runs on seven hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work. He struck out two batters and gave up a pair of walks. With the loss, Pelfrey dropped to 6-8 on the year with a 4.04 ERA.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Twins SP Mike Pelfrey saddled with another no-decision Sunday

    Pitchers who don't consistently last six innings either rack up a lot of losses or no-decisions. Fortunately for Twins starter Mike Pelfrey, it has been the latter. Pelfrey received neither a win nor a loss in his fifth of six outings Sunday in Baltimore. This one was particularly lucky as he was banished after 4 2/3 innings having yielded three runs on nine hits with one walk and three strikeouts. Jonathan Schoop played the role of villain, slamming an RBI single in the third and two-run single in the fifth that knocked Pelfrey out. Pelfrey now has 11 no-decisions in 24 starts and a respectable 3.69 ERA.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Twins' Mike Pelfrey takes fourth no-decision in five starts

    Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings and left with the lead against the Yankees on Tuesday. The Minnesota bullpen couldn't protect the lead, however, and Pelfrey took his fourth no-decision in his last five starts. Pelfrey has a 2.45 ERA over that stretch, but he has just one win to show for it.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Twins SP Mike Pelfrey ends long losing skid

    Mike Pelfrey finally got back into the win column Wednesday, tossing seven solid innings and getting plenty of run support from his Twins teammates in an 11-1 rout of the Rangers. Pelfrey gave up just one run on four hits as he was able to work aggressively given the big lead handed to him. He struck out four and walked just one during his 101-pitch evening. With the win, Pelfrey (6-7) ends a five-game losing streak and picks up his first victory since June 7 - a stretch of 10 starts.