When Oliver Perez pitches the talk fast-forwards to the future. With five strikeouts tonight, he has 37 in 32 2/3 innings in six starts, a ratio that puts him on their spring training radar.
However, they lost again, and that’s six of eight since clinching last Monday.
“I’m not going to get all psychology major on you,’’ manager Willie Randolph said. “You just turn the page.’’
Just as winning is contagious, so is losing, and with a few more like last night _ 12-0 to the Braves _ the Mets would be entering the playoffs trying to turn it back on again.
“We have to start playing better,’’ Carlos Delgado said.