Not ready yet to retire the Coin Flip label. He’s had two in a row before.
Perez (6-5, 4.62 ERA) will make his 19th start tonight against Colorado. He has been sharp in his last two starts following a modification in his delivery, giving up one run on seven hits with two walks and 14 strikeouts in 14 innings.
New pitching coach Dan Warthen placed Perez square on the rubber instead of off to the side. Perez begins his motion by rocking straight back, then driving straight ahead. Before he would rock to the side and sometimes he would end up throwing across his body.
Warthen has been able to get to Perez in a way The Jacket wasn’t able. Still, we need to see more. Perez will be one of the keys in the second half.