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Another start for Oliver Perez that produced the exact same results, in fact, Perez's starts have been carbon copies of each other. Perez showed flashes of the "Good Ollie" through the first two innings but once he was faced with any adversity he fell apart. In the end, Perez allowed seven runs in 4.1 innings.

Ollie in four starts has had one good outing against San Diego, where he pitched six innings and allowed one run, but the other three starts were very bad loses. Ollie in three starts hasn't gotten deep into the outings, which over taxes the pen and were the type of losses that demoralized the team, because the Mets had a lead and Ollie gave up big innings which took them completely out of the game.

Through four games Perez now has an ERA of 9.31 and hasn't made it out of the fifth in three of them. The two teams that have absolutely destroyed Perez are both bad teams ( Cincy/Washington), but before you say, well that's big game Ollie, he didn't have a quality start against first place St. Louis....

I know there has been some discussion that Perez's velocity is down but in my opinion this is all mental with Ollie. Even if his velocity is off, his secondary pitches are nasty enough that he could get by with a high 80's fastball. In each of Perez's losses, prior to him giving up a big inning something has flustered him; a ball four he thought was strike three, a hit he felt shouldn't have been given up like to the opposing pitcher or an error. Once his start begins to spiral downward, he is clearly unable to recover, and he begins walk batters and give up hits. In two of the games the opposition has scored more runs in an innings against Ollie, then the Mets have scored in most games....

Reportedly Perez has options but because he has five years of service he would have to accept a demotion to the minors leagues or could become a free agent and collect his 36 MM. I've been pretty supportive of Omar on most trades or deals, for the most part many of the ones that have turned out bad have been minor role players but picking Ollie over Lowe could be his worst as the Mets GM....
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