Willie Randolph began the night saying he’s not concerned about Oliver Perez. He ended it by saying he’s still in the rotation.
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.