Willie Randolph began the night saying he’s not concerned about Oliver Perez. He ended it by saying he’s still in the rotation.
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Perez cut the walks tonight, but gave up three homers to the Dodgers. I’ve been calling him heads-or-tails for almost two years now, but more often than not he’s landing on his tail.
IN A NUTSHELL (LA 5, Mets 1)
Perez gives up three hits; the Mets leave a four runners in scoring position in the first four innings.
IN THE CLUBHOUSE
Randolph on Perez:Â “Heâ€™s in my rotation and will stay there until we deem that we have to make a change.â€™â€™
Perez on the homers:Â Â “I did everything I can. It happens. Sometimes I make mistakes and they hit it.â€™â€™
Moises Alou on missed opportunities:Â “It was one of those games where we had opportunities. But, we didnâ€™t come up with the key hit. If we couldâ€™ve come up with some clutch hits it could have been a different game.â€™â€™
1st INNING: Nice start by OP. LA 2, Mets 0.
3rd INNING: Can’t anybody here hit with RISP?
5th INNING: Perez keeping the walks down. The home runs are another matter. LA 5, Mets 0.
9th INNING: I am so glad this is over. LA 5, Mets 1.