Granted, back to back complete games is not necessarily Six Million Dollar Man territory. That fat guy in Milwaukee does it almost every start.
Nor is 108 pitches a particularly alarming number of pitches to through. Not unless your arm is hanging by a thread, like Pedro.
Enjoy this whilst you still can because next season he will probably be on the DL.
But surely no one can look at Pelfrey, his innings pitched, the innings he's pitched in the past and think Generation K
You get the crazy urges, I'm sure, to imagine that even Aaron Heilman could hold a 9-0 lead, but deep down you realise this isn't a certainty and sparing the stadium more late inning
Still, a bit of a waste of Pelfrey's arm, you might imagine.
In any event, quickest solution to the bullpen is keep them in the bullpen where they can't do any damage.
Add a pair of three run homers from Carlos Delgado (where were you Sunday when the bases were loaded, but all is forgiven) and for a night the Mets seem nearly invincible and the Astros look as mediocre as they should rightfully look given their lineup and rubbish pitching staff.
So short, sweet and painless it goes for a night. Not very good practice for when all hell breaks loose in Philly but maybe we all needed a night off of hysterics in preparation.
PS: Mr Castillo - don't think that diving catch gets you off the hook just yet.