Pelf a go

Mike Pelfrey will proceed with Friday's start in Philadelphia, despite dealing with an illness that caused him to lose 11 pounds in the past week. Mets staff had a contigency plan to use Dillon Gee in the series opener against the Phillies.

"They said they're going to watch me and kind of be cautious," Pelfrey said. "... I feel better today. I should say: There's improvement."

Ronny Paulino also is scheduled to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.