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Perez Bounces Back

Mike SteffanosSaturday, August 25, 2007
By Mike Steffanos

Mets 5 - Dodgers 2
Played Friday, August 24, 2007

Sorry for the quick post today, but I'm juggling a couple of major projects this weekend.

Although he wasn't razor sharp with his control, Oliver Perez bounced back in a big way last night against LA. His velocity was back up and the slider was breaking much more sharply. 7 shutout innings allowed Perez to capture his twelfth win of the season with over a month left to go. We can now reasonably hope for at least a 5-day moratorium on gloom-and-doom Perez stories.

Oliver Perez (Last 5 Starts)
Season (23 Games)142.2675312113759183.341.2614-9

View Oliver Perez' Full Season Stats

It was a solid game offensively, led by a resurgent David Wright. After looking absolutely lost at the plate in April, Wright has really bounced back well. Maybe he could share some insights with Carlos Delgado, who had made some strides in July only to fall back into his early year struggles since returning from a minor injury.

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