Posted: Aug 10, 2010 8:44 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Mike Pelfrey returned to early season form, out-pitching Ubaldo Jimenez for seven innings, and Jose Reyes hit a sacrifice fly to help the New York Mets kick off a crucial homestand with a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.
The Mets moved back to .500 (56-56) with a much-needed win after returning from a 2-4 road trip against division rivals that helped drop them 8½ games behind Atlanta in the NL East. They were relying on Pelfrey to bounce back from a horrible seven-start winless stretch while facing the Rockies' 17-game winner. And he did - brilliantly.
Pelfrey (11-6) went seven innings for the first time since June 19, and gave up four hits. He struck out four and walked one while throwing a career-high 122 pitches.
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