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Mike Pelfrey | Starting Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Wichita State
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Mike Pelfrey surrendered four runs in 1 2/3 innings, losing Wednesday's start to the Indians.
A solid outing from Pelfrey would have knocked the Indians out of AL Wild Card contention. Instead, he was taken for four runs in the second inning before exiting with two outs. He gave up six hits and two walks while striking out one in the abbreviated outing. Pelfrey has a 4.26 ERA, a 1.48 WHIP, and an 86/45 K/BB ratio over 164 2/3 innings. Sep 30 - 10:56 PM

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Mike Pelfrey was outstanding in a no-decision against the Tigers on Friday, allowing just one run on six hits over his five innings.

Pelfrey racked up seven strikeouts on the night and didn't issue a walk. He departed with a 4-1 lead and in line to earn his seventh victory, but the Twins bullpen was unable to oblige. He'll look to further improve upon his 4.09 ERA and 1.44 WHIP when he takes on the Indians in Cleveland on Thursday.
Sep 25 - 10:47 PM

Friday's game between the Twins and Angels was postponed due to rain.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday. Mike Pelfrey, who was scheduled to work on Friday will pitch the second game of Saturday's twin bill while Angels hurler Andrew Heaney will pitch in the first game.
Sep 18 - 11:35 PM

Mike Pelfrey's next turn in the rotation will be skipped.

He's not losing his rotation spot with Phil Hughes (back) poised to return but won't start again for a while. Pelfrey sports a 4.09 ERA over 27 starts this season.
Sep 11 - 5:49 PM

Mike Pelfrey limited the Royals to one run in 5 1/3 innings on Wednesday.

Pelfrey likely would have been bounced from the rotation had the Twins decided to proceed with Jose Berrios this month. He still might be sent to the pen at some point, but he got the job done tonight after three straight poor starts in a row.
Sep 10 - 12:30 AM

Mike Pelfrey was shelled in Friday's loss to the Astros, allowing seven runs on eight hits over four innings.

The Astros slowly ramped up the pain against Pelfrey, scoring once in the first on an RBI fielder's choice, twice in the second on a Colby Rasmus two-run homer and four times via a grand slam off the bat of Hank Conger in the fourth. The disastrous outing had the expected effect on Pelfrey's 3.85 ERA, which now sits at 4.17. Things won't get any easier with a road start against the Royals up next on his schedule.
Sep 4 - 11:40 PM

Mike Pelfrey struggled in Saturday's loss to the Astros, yielding four runs on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings.

The Astros broke through with a run in the first, then posted three more in the fourth to drive Pelfrey from the game. The veteran right-hander owns a 3.85 ERA and 1.44 WHIP. He allows his share of runners on base, but to this point, the lackluster WHIP hasn't come back to bite him. He'll try to keep it that way in a road rematch with the Astros next Friday.
Aug 29 - 10:41 PM

Mike Pelfrey pitched unevenly in a Sunday no-decision against the Orioles, allowing three runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Pelfrey struck out three and walked one on the afternoon. While the Orioles managed just three runs against him, it could have been far worse given the nine hits he served up. All three runs came home courtesy of one Mr. Jonathan Schoop, who notched an RBI single in the third and a two-run single in the fifth. While Pelfrey might just sneak through the season with an ERA under 4.00 (he currently holds a 3.69 mark against a 1.42 WHIP), he should count himself lucky considering the number of hitters he routinely lets on base. A home start against the Astros is upcoming for the veteran.
Aug 23 - 6:21 PM

Mike Pelfrey held the Yankees to one run in 5 1/3 innings, getting a no-decision as the Twins dropped Tuesday's game.

Pelfrey allowed an RBI single to Greg Bird in the fourth inning, accounting for the only run. It was one of five hits he gave up along with a walk and four strikeouts. Pelfrey is currently in the midst of his best season since 2010, holding a 3.62 ERA with a 1.39 WHIP and a 66/39 K/BB ratio in 134 1/3 innings. He'll look to hop back in the win column in his next start, a road match versus the Orioles.
Aug 18 - 10:47 PM

Mike Pelfrey gave up only one run in seven innings, earning the win as the Twins trampled the Rangers 11-1 on Wednesday.

The Twins had staked Pelfrey to an 11-0 lead after five innings, but he relented a run on a Prince Fielder single in the sixth. He allowed four hits and a walk while striking out four in an easy evening of work. The inconsistent right-hander now has a 3.91 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a 62/38 K/BB ratio over 129 innings. Pelfrey will toe the rubber at Yankee Stadium next week.
Aug 12 - 11:25 PM

Mike Pelfrey could not hold a big lead in Friday's contest with the Indians, yielding seven runs on 10 hits over 3 2/3 innings

The Twins gifted Pelfrey with a six-run third inning, but he immediately coughed up four runs of his own in the bottom of the frame, plus an additional two in the fourth that chased him from the contest. He struck out just two and issued one walk--said walk coming with the bases loaded in the third. Pelfrey's been far from bulletproof this season, but he's dodged enough bullets to hold a 4.06 ERA and 1.45 WHIP. That ERA's likely to continue to rise until he stops putting runners on base. Up next on the docket, a home start against the Rangers on Thursday afternoon.
Aug 7 - 10:40 PM

Mike Pelfrey was superb in a no-decision against the Mariners on Sunday, allowing no runs and just four hits over eight innings in the team's 4-1, 11-inning loss.

Pelfrey struck out three and walked one while scattering four hits over eight shutout innings. In most universes, this would result in a win. In our universe, it resulted in a no-decision, as neither team scored until the ninth inning (at which point, both teams notched solo homers to drive the game to extras). Pelfrey's succeeded despite a 1.40 WHIP, posting a 3.65 ERA across 118 1/3 innings. He'll try to keep fighting against that big WHIP number when he takes to the road to face the Indians in his next scheduled start.
Aug 2 - 6:22 PM

Mike Pelfrey allowed three runs -- two earned -- over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Pirates on Tuesday.

Pelfrey gave up five hits and walked two in the outing. He kept the Pirates off the board until the fifth inning but didn't stick around long enough to factor in the decision. With the no-decision, Pelfrey remains without a win since June 7. He'll take a 5-7 record, 3.92 ERA and 1.46 WHIP into Sunday's tilt with the Mariners.
Jul 28 - 11:57 PM

Mike Pelfrey took the loss Wednesday against the Angels by coughing up four runs (two earned) in six innings.

The good news is that Pelfrey pitched much better than he has been recently. The bad news is that the threshold for us saying so was the barroom floor. Pelfrey entered this evening 0-4 with a 7.59 ERA in his last six starts. He'd been particularly ineffective away from spacious Target Field, going 0-2 with a 17.69 ERA in his last three road outings. Though we'd usually suggest avoiding the right-hander in fantasy until he pulls himself out of this tailspin, AL-only owners will probably be interested in his Pittsburgh/Seattle two-start week on deck.
Jul 23 - 1:14 AM

Mike Pelfrey pitched inconsistently in Saturday's no-decision against the Royals, yielding three runs on seven hits over four-plus innings.

In addition to the seven hits allowed, Pelfrey also walked three batters in what was generally just an off start. The three runs on his line all scored to open the fifth inning. After a fantastic start to the season, Pelfrey's numbers have gradually started to slide and with a WHIP of 1.49, it's likely that his 3.98 ERA still has some upward movement in store for it. He'll continue his fight against the ravages of numerical inevitability in a home start against the Tigers next time he takes the ball.
Jul 4 - 11:02 PM