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Mets' Mike Pelfrey Licks Himself 89 Times in a Game

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Anybody whoever tells Mike Pelfrey(notes) of the New York Mets that he can't pitch a lick is misinformed.

But how many licks of his right hand and fingers does it take Pelfrey to get through six innings? Reporter Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal counted 89 licks at his most recent start Tuesday.

For many pitchers, it would have been a remarkable total. But it was just a routine night for Pelfrey, whose propensity...

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