Here is the wrap-up of last night’s game. Oliver Perez got the win but it wasn’t a pretty outing by any stretch of the imagination. He allowed seven walks and threw 108 pitches in just five innings.
But it’s a start. It’s something he said he can build on. Maybe next time he goes out he only allows six walks. Despite all of the walks, you have to give the guy credit for getting out of jam after jam.
What was much better last night was the Mets’ offense. They actually scored runs — five to be exact. They got extra-base hits, David Wright broke his hitless streak and Daniel Murphy had two doubles. Speaking of Murphy, his behind-the-back flip to Bobby Parnell in the seventh inning was an amazing play, even if it might not have gotten the runner out.
It’s a win the Mets badly needed, even though they gained no ground on any team in the National League East except for the Nationals. It showed they can indeed get hits and score runs. The Mets broke a lot of droughts last night. Now they need to hit a home run, no drought about it.