Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 1 day ago

Pelfrey last just four innings Saturday as he gave up three runs and seven hits, but got a no-decision as the Twins rallied to beat the Royals.

Pelfrey was staked to a 3-0 lead but fell apart in the fifth inning before he departed without recording an out. Pelfrey started strong this season (2.28 ERA in his first 11 starts), but it looks like his lack of strikeouts (4.4 K/9) is finally catching up with him. Pelfrey has a 8.51 ERA and a 11:13 K:BB ratio in 24.1 innings over his last five starts. Pelfrey will keep his spot in the rotation when Ervin Santana returns as Trevor May will move to the bullpen. However, Pelfrey could be out of the rotation before too long if he doesn't turn his season around.

Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 7 days ago

Pelfrey fell to 5-5 after allowing eight runs on nine hits and three walks in two innings Monday against Cincinnati.

Pelfrey didn't give up a home run but was giving up stinging contact all over the field, including a pair of doubles. Pelfrey has now failed to get through five innings in three of his past nine starts and has a 4.58 ERA with 26 strikeouts against 16 walks in that stretch. Pelfrey has given up at least eight hits in five of his past nine starts and is looking more like the pitcher who went 5-16 with a 5.56 ERA in his first two seasons as a Twin.

Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 2 weeks ago

Pelfrey lost his fourth game Tuesday against the White Sox as he allowed three runs on 10 hits and three walks over 6.2 innings. He struck out four.

Pelfrey was a ground ball machine again, inducing 13, but they found the holes too often Tuesday night. He has six quality starts in his last seven outings but has struck out over five batters just once in that span. His ERA rose to 3.06.

Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 3 weeks ago

Pelfrey was fantastic Thursday, allowing just one run over eight innings while striking out four, but he received no decision in a 2-1 win over the Cardinals.

Pelfrey allowed only four hits in the game, one of then a mistake pitch to Jason Heyward that was deposited into the right-field bleachers. After an eight-run disaster against the Rangers last weekend, it seemed like Pelfrey was headed for some tough sailing, but he bounced right back. That one awful outing is the only time Pelfrey's lasted less than six innings or given up more than one run in his lat six starts. He'll look to keep the good times going against the struggling White Sox on Tuesday.

Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 3 weeks ago

Pelfrey got rocked for eight runs on 11 hits and three walks in just 3.2 innings Saturday. He failed to strike out a batter.

The 2.28 ERA he carried into the game was unsustainable given his poor K/9 and K/BB ratios, but Saturday's disaster is still a tough pill to swallow if you were gambling on Pelfrey's luck lasting just a little bit longer. The Twins haven't yet confirmed their rotation for next week, but his next start will likely come on Thursday, at home against the Cardinals.

Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 1 month ago

Pelfrey threw eight scoreless innings with seven strikeouts and no walks to improve to 5-2 in Sunday's win over Milwaukee.

Pelfrey continues to roll as he's given up just three runs in his last 28.0 innings (0.96 ERA) over four starts. However, he has just a 4.5 K/9 overall. Still, Sunday's seven strikeouts are encouraging.

Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 1 month ago

Pelfrey (4-2) allowed one run on six hits and two walks over seven innings in Tuesday's 1-0 loss to Boston.

Although he took the loss on Tuesday, Pelfrey surrendered one run over seven innings against the Red Sox for the second straight game. He has only allowed three runs allowed over his last 20 innings to lower his ERA to 2.59. He faces Milwaukee in his next start on Sunday.

Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 1 month ago

Pelfrey will start Tuesday's game, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Monday's game was postponed, so, as expected, Pelfrey will simply have his start pushed back a day. The Twins are yet to announce their pitching plans beyond Tuesday, but Pelfrey would appear to be on course to start Sunday, as well, when the Twins play host to Milwaukee.

Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 1 month ago

Monday's game between the Twins and Red Sox has been postponed, so Pelfrey will not start Monday as scheduled.

Monday's game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Wednesday, and Pelfrey figures to have his start simply pushed back to Tuesday. While he will not go Monday as expected, he should still get two starts this week -- Tuesday in Boston and Sunday at home against the Brewers.

Mike Pelfrey SP MIN 1 month ago

Pelfrey gave up just one run on five hits in seven innings of work on Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Pelfrey earned his fourth win of the season on Tuesday, walking one batter and striking out four. He's now 4-1 with a 2.77 ERA and has been very solid for the Twins up to this point. He'll get the Blue Jays at home in his next start.