The Mets sent Oliver Perez out to San Francisco early so he would be fresh. Can you imagine what would have happened if he were tired?
Manager Willie Randolph was clearly annoyed.
“A terrible, terrible outing,â€™â€™ is what Randolph Coin Flip’s Perezâ€™s third straight poor start. “I always said momentum is as good as your next dayâ€™s starting pitcher. This is a classic example of it.â€™â€™
When a pitcher stinks up the place, itâ€™s popular to say he threw batting practice. In a roundabout way, thatâ€™s what Randolph said Coin Flip did.
When things started to unravel, Coin Flip responded by trying to throw the ball by people.
That never works.
“You have to make adjustments,â€™â€™ Randolph said. “Ollie didnâ€™t make any adjustments. He didnâ€™t hit the glove all night.â€™â€™
In his three starts since the Yankee game, the Bad Ollie has given up 15 runs on 15 hits and 14 walks.