By Mike Steffanos
Nationals 4 - Mets 3
I don't have much time for this today. I have yet another date with a paintbrush. I'm not sure I have much to say anyway, since our New York Metropolitans have managed to stumble through their second loss in three games to the worst team in the division.
My colleague Joyce earlier looked at Randolph's questionable decision to allow Oliver Perez to bat with one out and the bases loaded in the sixth inning with the Mets trailing 3-2. I understood his desire to go deeper with Perez, but I didn't like it. Then again, the Mets had countless other scoring opportunities and didn't cash in on them, either.
The Mets will need to pick up their game against the Nationals or it could really cost them this year. Other than that, what is there really to say?
Perez did a nice job recovering from a rocky first inning. For the third time in four outings he didn't allow a walk. I think that it is now safe to look at the 7-walk game against the Phillies as a blip rather than an indication of regression.
The Mets have another chance to prove they can beat the Nationals tonight. Hope springs eternal.
|Oliver Perez (2-2)|
|TOTAL (4 Games)||23.1||10||10||23||26||7||2||3.86||1.29||2-2|