May 01, 2007

Tonight's Pitching Match Up

Tonight the (15-9) Mets take on the (12-13) Marlins at Shea Stadium (7:10PM). Here's a preview of tonight's starters:

Mike Pelfrey (0-2, 7.90ERA)

There's no doubt Pelfrey would like to put last week's outing against the Rockies behind him. The abbreviated start was the worst of the rookie's career, as Colorado tagged him for six runs and eight hits in just three innings. He'll look to get back on track against a Marlins team that he faced twice last season with decent results -- six runs in 11 innings, good for one win and one no-decision.

Ricky Nolasco (0-0, 20.25ERA)

Nolasco was one of four Marlins rookie pitchers who won at least 10 games last season. He finished 11-11 with a 4.82 ERA, but he developed arm trouble near season's end. He's coming off a rehab period from arm inflammation. The Marlins tinkered with making him the team's closer, but he was needed to help solidify an injury-dotted staff. Nolasco likely will be on a pitch count in this return.

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