By Mike Steffanos
Game 66: Mets 7 - Rangers 1
Two starts ago, Oliver Perez pitched against one of the worst offenses in baseball (SF) and was absolutely torched. When he went out there of Friday the Thirteenth to face one of the best offenses the confidence level of Mets fans was understandably a little low. Since Perez has a knack for defying logic, it probably shouldn't come as any surprise that he pitched his best game of the year last night. We know he can get on a hot streak almost as easy as he goes through a rough patch, and can only hope his last two starts are the start of that.
The lunacy of the Willie Randolph watch goes on for at least another day. It will fire up again as soon as the Mets lose a game, and 2 losses in a row will stoke the fires back to white hot. Even though I've never felt Willie was completely to blame for this team's play, if ownership has no faith in him they should end this farce.
I'm heading to today's game. I just hope they play decently.