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Pelfrey plays stopper in Coors finale

Seven scoreless innings leads to franchise's first-ever shutout in Denver

Updated: April 15, 2010, 8:28 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

DENVER -- Mike Pelfrey was so distraught after getting pulled after four innings against the Colorado Rockies last Sept. 1, he left Coors Field during the game and began running in the stadium's vast parking lot.

That day, Pelfrey's record dipped under .500 for the first time during the 2009 season, his ERA swelled to 5.03 and the mental fatigue of a disappointing year overtook him.

Pelfrey took the mound at Coors Field again on Thursday afternoon, 227 days after that meltdown. His ...

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