Second-inning single off Pelfrey drives count up to 7,327

The Mets’ Mike Pelfrey gave up a soft single up the middle to the Philadelphia Phillies’ Pat Burrell Wednesday night to drive up our count up to 7,327 games without a no hitter.

But frankly, it’s not the number 7,327 that was of concern. Of utmost importance was the number 9 – which was the Phillies’ winning streak against the Mets, dating back to last season (we won’t talk about the collapse).

Fortunately, the Mets exorcised that streak with an 8-2 win over the Phillies.

Pelfrey, a 6-foot-7, 24-year-old right-hander, is trying to prove he belongs in the Mets’ starting rotation. He got the job by injury after the Mets’ placed Orlando Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list.

Pelfrey had a strong showing Wednesday, giving up two runs and five hits in five innings of work. He struck out three and walked two.

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