Oliver Perez has beaten the Braves three times this year and also the Yankees. He’s shown he can win high profile games. It is not a stretch to say tonight might be his most important start of the season.
They lose and their lead is three games. That puts them in position where they could be caught after a bad weekend. And, speaking of weekends, the Braves are up.
Perez pitched well last time out, but that followed a string of stinkers. That puts me back to not knowing from one start to the next what to expect from him.