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Pelfrey's slow stuff not hitting target

4/12/2009

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THREE THINGS TO WATCH: MONDAY

Pelfrey

Pelfrey

1. Will one pitch be enough for Pelfrey?

Mets starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey is a big man with a live arm and one glaring weakness: his off-speed stuff rarely finds the strike zone. The 6-foot-7 inch right-hander, now in his fourth big league season, finished last year with the league's lowest non-fastball strike percentage (44 percent).