Gameday Live 94: Mets at Nationals

Mike Pelfrey (7-5, 5.07) vs. Craig Stammen (2-5, 4.46).

Pelfrey had been relatively effective for the past six weeks until his blowup against the Braves on July 17. Allowing nine earned runs in less than five innings of work. Prior to that, Pelfrey hadn't given up more than four earned runs in a start since June 4.

The Mets season is relatively over at this point, with the Phillies on fire and the Braves with a shot at a postseason birth still. But Pelfrey needs to establish himself as at least a No. 3 starter on this staff if the Mets are going to feel comfortable with him going into next season. He showed great promise last year, but needs to prove he's not a one-season wonder.

Stammen hasn't given up more than three earned in four straight outings coming into tonight, and has given up three or less earned runs in seven of his last 10 starts. He's not a strikeout artist by any means, but pitches to contact and exhibits good control in the zone, leading to a low amount of walks - 12 in his last 10 starts combined, as opposed to 26 strikeouts. In two previous starts against the Mets this season, he's 0-2, allowing three runs in five innings on May 26 and five runs in as many innings on June 7. But that was when Reyes and Beltran were still playing.

Back at 7:05 for first pitch.

- Cody Derespina

Comments (12)

Dave, where are you?

There are 368 results for "tony Bernazard" when I last googled, from blogs and newpapers around the land, including two in the print edition of this newspaper, yet our own Met blogger is silent?

I have not read them all, but I was aghast when I read Tony's resume, or essentially lack of resume.

He has ZERO experience evaluating players prior to this job. He was a union rep for MLB from the time he stopped playing until his hiring here, essentially the token Latino on that board.

He was hired by Omar to be groomed as a GM for another franchise, essentially part of MLB's Latino front office training program from whence Omar graduated (with deserved honors I might add).

The Wilpons are so blinded by their Dodger worshipping that they see Omar and Tony as the Latino equivalent of Jackie Robinson, and it has backfired big time. Omar did a great job in his prior organization, and I was totally for his hiring here. His specialty was finding undervalued minor league talent and acquiring from other organizations, and he had great success. Imagine what he could do on the big stage with real resources.

The difference now is that Tony B has his ear with regard to player personnel, as opposed to whomever had that role in Montreal.

Mets need to fire Tony and hire whomever it was that was Omar's right hand man in his prior position.

But of course, Jeff Wilpon has become best buds with Tony B so that is not going to happen.

There are some great articles out there, just google Tony Bernazard and you will find them.

Oh, wait a minute, got to get going, been seven days since he was injured so it is time for the Mets to place Sheff on the DL, he has served the mandatory waiting period.

Jeesh, what a mess.

Minaya did not say when he expects to finish the investigation of Bernazard but admitted the team is chagrined by the incidents.

"Put it this way: You never like to have these things, you never like to have these reports out there," Minaya said. "When you have a big department, these things happen. What you need to do once reports are out is ... look at them."

Seems as if Minaya is more upset that the story got out there than that the incidents happened in the first place.

Since some of these are weeks old it is apparent he had no intent to "look at them" if they did not become public.

Thinking about it, the minor league incident disturbs me the least, he has every right to go in that clubhouse and raise hell, they are playing like crap and it is within his stated duties.

His treatment of the scouts and employee, in public, and his shouting match with the star reliever in front of the team are unforgivable.

Guess Manny Acta, Tony's good friend, is off the radar now.

Face it.... I WARNED YOU ALL 3 YEARS AGO and EVERY YEAR SINCE ....GAME ONE !!!

when do pitchers and catchers report in 2010?

Like that matters River Alph.

Next year will be NO BETTER !!

Even healthy this team is an 85 win team ! Please do not forget that !

Like that matters River Alph.

Next year will be NO BETTER !!

Even healthy this team is an 85 win team ! Please do not forget that !

Like that matters River Alph.

Next year will be NO BETTER !!

Even healthy this team is an 85 win team ! Please do not forget that !

We spend a bazillion dollars and dont add a starter or a top notch player, while the Yankees are scripted to win it all again, especially in their new Stadiums initial season. Time to cheer a real NY team.

Wayne-

Sox are in a little bit of a slump right now, but do not get crazy. No way Yankees compete with the Sox in a big series. Yanks simply do not have the pitching!

Sox - Phillies World Series .

Sox in 7 !!

FO - I hope not....I can't stomach either team....how about White Sox v Dodgers (reprise of '59 series)...

I hate both teams also Gerry. They are the two best in my opinion. Not sold on the Dodgers, and the Red Sox are gonna get hot again in my opinion!

I hate both teams also Gerry. They are the two best in my opinion. Not sold on the Dodgers, and the Red Sox are gonna get hot again in my opinion!

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