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Niese and Pelfrey roll the dice

If a few balls fall in, your whole outlook on a guy can change. Hey, that's baseball!

Updated: May 11, 2010, 12:42 PM ET
By Mark Simon | ESPNNewYork.com

"I guess my luck ran out." -- Mike Pelfrey after his 10-0 loss to the Phillies on May 1

Funny that he brought that up, because Pelfrey's "luck" has been a popular topic in baseball's statistical blogosphere this season.

In that May 1 loss, his luck was bad -- in this case, in the form of a couple of defensive miscues (both were scored hits). Was it Pelfrey's fault that Alex Cora and Jose Reyes couldn't hang onto popups, setting up an ERA-shredding six-run fourth inning in ...

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