Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 1 day ago

Pelfrey turned in six strong innings Wednesday against Pittsburgh, striking out five with no walks (though he did hit a batter) while allowing just one run on five hits.

He received no decision, as this game ended up needing 13 innings to be resolved. This was probably Pelfrey's strongest outing of the year, but it's hard to count on him keeping it up -- a 4.49 FIP puts the lie to his even 3.00 ERA, with Pelfrey's high-contact ways and unimpressive control likely to come back and bite him more often moving forward. His next start will be against Boston on Tuesday.

Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 1 week ago

Pelfrey (3-1) was battered for 10 hits, five runs (four earned) and two walks over 4.2 innings in Thursday's blowout loss to Detroit.

If you looked at Pelfrey's numbers coming into Thursday's game -- a horrendous 16:13 K:BB next to his surprising 2.62 ERA and 1.22 WHIP -- you knew the other shoe was going to drop at some point, and sooner rather than later. Indeed it did, and if his 4.89 FIP is any indicator, Pelfrey's due to take a few more licks before his stats normalize. He's slated to face the Pirates on Wednesday.

Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 2 weeks ago

Pelfrey allowed two runs on six hits, walking two and recording no strikeouts over seven innings of a 9-3 victory against the Indians on Friday night.

Pelfrey (3-0, 2.62 ERA) has been a pleasant surprise for the Twins this season. He has turned in solid performances in four of five starts, and while he doesn't ring up many strikeouts, he is pushing to become fantasy relevant while taking a regular turn for the red-hot Twins.

Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 3 weeks ago

Pelfrey gave up just two runs, but lasted just 3.1 innings in Sunday's win over the White Sox. He was staked to a 7-0 lead, but was pulled in the fourth inning after hitting three batters.

Pelfrey seemed set to record an easy win before losing command with two walks and three hit batters. Pelfrey seemed set to turn his career around with three strong outings before Sunday, so we'll need to see how he bounces back.

Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 3 weeks ago

Pelfrey gave up two runs over seven innings with seven strikeouts, two walks and three hits in Tuesday's win over Detroit to improve to 2-0.

It was an impressive outing as Pelfrey had just seven strikeouts in his first 17 innings before Tuesday. Pelfrey is healthier now than he's ever been with the Twins (he had elbow surgery last season and in 2014 was coming back from Tommy John surgery), so it's possible he's turned the corner. However, we'd like to see another outing or two like this before we're convinced.

Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 1 month ago

Pelfrey threw seven shutout innings in Wednesday's victory over Kansas City to earn his first win since 2013. He had four strikeouts and two walks and lowered his ERA to 2.65.

Pelfrey had been 5-16 with a 5.56 ERA his prior two seasons with the Twins. While he's healthier now than he's ever been with the Twins (he had elbow surgery last season and in 2014 was coming back from Tommy John surgery), there are still some worrisome signs. He has just a 7:8 K:BB ratio in 17 innings in three starts, so proceed with caution on his fantasy value.

Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 1 month ago

Pelfrey gave up one run over five innings, but got a no-decision in Friday's win over Cleveland. He allowed just three hits but had four walks and two strikeouts.

Pelfrey retired nine of the first 10 hitters he faced, but then walked three in the fourth inning and was bailed out by a play at the plate to prevent more than one run to score. While his second start was better than his first (4 ER) he has an ungly 4:5 K:BB ratio in ten innings.

Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 2 months ago

Pelfrey will move into the stating rotation with Ervin Santana suspended 80 games for testing positive for an anobolic steroid, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

Pelfrey had lost out on the fifth starter role to Tommy Milone, but will now likely get an extended trial in the rotation with Santana out until mid-season.

Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 2 months ago

Pelfrey lost out on the Twins' fifth starter role and will open the season in the bullpen, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The starting gig ultimately went to Tommy Milone, likely forcing Pelfrey to see spot duty as the long man out of the bullpen. Pelfrey has posted better-than-expected results this spring, but his ghastly numbers over the previous two seasons might have worked against him in the competition.

Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 2 months ago

Pelfrey may not get another start this spring, which could indicate he's fallen behind Tommy Milone and Trevor May in the battle for the fifth starter role, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He is a candidate to be used in the bullpen if not in the rotation, Twins GM Terry Ryan told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Nothing is official but it sounds like Pelfrey is headed to the bullpen and will work in long relief. The Twins had previously said he wasn't a candidate for the bullpen since it takes him time to get loose. He's had a strong spring with a 1.32 ERA and 7:2 K:BB ratio in 13.2 innings.