Mike Pelfrey met with Dr. James Andrews on Monday, and the respected surgeon is expected to perform Tommy John surgery on New York Mets pitcher at some point in the next 72 hours.
According to CBS Sports reporter Jon Heyman, Pelfrey will undergo Tommy John surgery either Tuesday or Wednesday. The surgery will result in the cruel, premature end to Pelfrey's season, just as he was beginning to pitch some of his best baseball.
Pelfrey had a 2.29 ERA through 19.1 innings this season before suffering a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament during his third start. The 28-year old right hander was 7-13 with a 4.74 ERA during the 2011 season, his fourth straight year registering at least 31 starts. Sadly, Pelfrey's innings-eating streak will almost certainly end this season.