The Phillies COULD NOT hit Oliver Perez.
Mainly because Perez couldn’t throw a strike.
Perez walked seven batters and 2 2/3 innings. He issued consecutive bases loaded passes to Wes Helms and Aaron Rowand here in the third, and then hit Rod Barajas as the Phillies have taken a 3-0 lead. Perez worked out of a bases loaded jam in the second.
I’m a little nervous about Perez mentally. He gave me Rick Ankiel flashbacks. He missed by a lot on some pitches. Maybe it was the short sleeves.
Willie Randolph finally showed some mercy Ã¢â‚¬â€œ on Perez and the shivering fans Ã¢â‚¬â€ and pulled Perez. Aaron Sele is in.– Kevin Devaney