It’s a little early to speculate but it’s possible that Mike Pelfrey‘s spot in the rotation could be lost to Jorge Sosa once Orlando Hernandez comes back from the disabled list. After a positive outing against Florida last week Pelfrey turned in another poor performance yesterday against Arizona. The Diamondbacks only managed 3 hits against Pelfrey but drew 4 walks in 5 1/3 innings. Pelfrey also hit two batters to force in a run.
In the meantime Sosa made his first appearance for the Mets on Saturday and allowed 2 runs on 6 1/3 innings. Sosa will get at least one more start before El Duque returns. It is still unknown when exactly Hernandez will be ready to come off the DL.
Since Sosa has only had one start so far it’s hard to tell if Pelfrey will lose his spot in the rotation in favor of Sosa. But after yesterday’s start the Mets have to be considering pulling Pelfrey from the rotation until he has shown, either as a reliever or AAA starter, that he has regained his control.