Note: Mike Pelfrey Still Feels Tightness in Shoulder

Last night, Mike Pelfrey pitched 7 1/3 innings and allowed three runs and allowed three runs on eight hits while striking out four, and not walking a batter.

Pelfrey threw only 85 pitches and was consistently in the low to mid 90s with his fastball, and he gave way to Fernando Nieve in the eighth inning who retired the final two batters.

After the game, Pelfrey said he still felt some tightness in his shoulder, but will make his next start against the Nationals on Wednesday.

…when Manuel lifted Pelfrey, at first i was beyond perplexed, because he looked so free and easy and his pitch count was remarkably low, but because he looked so crisp i had forgotten he was battling some tightness in that shoulder, and so it wasn’t a terrible move to lift him in that spot…i think the best part of Pelfrey’s outing last night was he bounced back well after a very tough loss last Saturday in Philadelphia…he gave up some runs, but the Giants are a good team, and they execute the little things, but Pelfrey was able to limit the damage and keep the Mets ahead all night…he has matured, and stepped up in a big way for this team in 2010…