Baby Pelfrey Applesauce - Parnell will start for Mets, Anderson Hernandez back, Ike Davis, Cliff Lee's home debut


So much for the Padres "anemic" offense. Livan can do that to people. He's just a giving person, that's all. Remember when Jody Gerut hit that home run off Mike Pelfrey? That was great. 

Meet the Mets

Congratulations to Mike Pelfrey, who became a father yesterday. Since the Mets aren't really playing for anything anyway, Jerry Manuel scratched Pelfrey from his start on Saturday and announced that Bobby Parnell will pitch in his place.

The Mets have reacquired their 2005 starting second baseman Anderson Hernandez.

Despite the crappy season and their horrible depth in the farm system, we can at least take solace in the fact that Ike Davis has started proving himself.

OhMurph has exclusive photos of Jose Reyes' scar tissue.

The Mets could trade Billy Wagner in a waiver wire deal if the left handed reliever proves himself healthy in his upcoming comeback.

Beyond the Box Score rated Major League teams based on their value to the fans. At least we are right in the middle...

Mets Geek reminds us that Omir Santos hasn't yet regressed to the mean.

Around the NL East

The Nationals need only 3 more wins to pass the 1962 Mets as they won their fifth straight, coming back from a 6-0 deficit to beat the Marlins 12-8. They're also not as bad as Kansas City, at least not since they've acquired Nyjer Morgan.

Speaking of Nyjer Morgan, he has an alter ego: Tony Plush. I want him on my team now.

Could there be a non-injury related Nick Johnson jinx?

Cliff Lee impressed in his Philadelphia home debut and the Phils beat the Rockies 3-1. Philadelphia GM Ruben Amaro announced that JA Happ will remain in the rotation. No word yet on what that means for Pedro.

Brett Myers felt good after a simulated game

Andre Ethier hit a walk-off three run home run off of lights-out Atlanta closer Rafael Soriano to lead the Dodgers over the Braves 5-4.

Prior to the game, Atlanta signed their first round draft pick, pitcher Mike Minor. Minor received signing bonus of $2.4 million, the largest in franchise history.

Around MLB

A man fell 40 feet off the Tropicana field escalators onto concrete, escaping with broken legs.

Beyond the Box Score creates an admittedly inexact ranking of Negro League players.

Bobby Abreu became the sixth player in MLB history with 250 home runs, 2,000 hits, 1,000 runs, 1,000 RBI, and 300 stolen bases.

The Mariners are having none of the proposed strip club in their neighborhood.

David Ortiz will hold a press conference tomorrow on his reported positive drug test.

Prince Fielder and Guillermo Mota were both fined for their bean ball escapades.

The Yankees acquired Chad Gaudin from the Padres.

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