Monday, April 9, 2012
Mets Start 8 Homegrown Players; Look To Extend Streak: Mets Lineup V. Nationals - April 9, 2012
Mike Pelfrey takes the mound for the Mets tonight in trying to continue the Mets winning streak. Big Pelf has had his issues, between the "yips", not being able to put away hitters with two strikes, and having an inflate ERA.
Tonight will be Pelfrey's first start of the 2012 season, and it was revealed earlier today that during the second half of the 2011 season Pelfrey was receiving injections of Toradol to help with discomfort and swelling in his shoulder caused by a strained rotator cuff. Pelf has had his share of excuses throughout his career. It is now time for him to man-up, and start blowing hitters and teams away.
Tonight 8 of the 9 Mets starters are home-grown talent. Only Jason Bay isn't. Nieuwenhuis will get his second start in CF, and it has been said that Ike will get a rest tomorrow due to his Valley Fever issue. Turner will get the start at 1B tomorrow.
Tonight's Mets home-grown lineup V. Nationals: