Break out the champagne Mets fans, Oliver Perez pitched five scoreless innings this afternoon.. Oliver Perez started for the Class-A (short season) Brooklyn Cyclones today and beat the Hudson Valley Renegades Perez allowed no runs on two hits in five innings pitched. He walked one batter and struck out six while throwing 72 pitches. The Renegades lineup featured a half dozen players that recently begun their professional careers only seven days ago and most of […]
Going into the WBC, everyone knew that this tournament would end up hurting a teams chances to winning the world series. That team is the Mets. The Mets led all major league teams by sending 15 players to the WBC. Almost half of them have landed on the DL this season. Coincidence? I don’t think so. JJ Putz, Alex Cora, Carlos Delgado, Jose Reyes, Oliver Perez, and now Carlos Beltran have all landed […]
John Maine will throw a rehab start this week, with the goal of returning next weekend. If Maine’s rehab start goes well, then he will take Tim Redding’s start on Saturday against the Yankees, with Redding moved to long relief. Our other injured starter, Oliver Perez will begin a rehab assignment Monday in Port St. Lucie, and the possibility has been raised of Ollie returning to the bullpen before he is trusted with starting again. […]
Oliver Perez took a big step forward in his rehab today and seems to be nearing a return which could have him back by early July. According to AP, Perez who has been on the disabled list since May 7, threw 48 pitches in three shutout innings of an extended spring training game Thursday at the Mets’ rehab facility. He gave up three hits and one walk, and struck out five in the pain-free performance that […]
Adam Rubin of the Daily News, checks in on Oliver Perez and John Maine who are both rehabbing in Port St. Lucie. Rubin writes, Oliver Perez and John Maine will oppose each other in a makeshift game in Port St. Lucie tomorrow involving extended spring training players, pitching coach Dan Warthen told the Daily News. Afterward, Maine should be ready to re-enter the Mets rotation, while Perez would advance to an official minor-league rehab start, […]
Beleaguered Mets starter Oliver Perez (DL: Patellar Tendinitis) will be immediately removed from his rehabilitation stint in AAA Buffalo, and will be returned to the Mets facility in Port St. Lucie. An MRI taken Thursday revealed that Perez still had lingering inflammation of the patellar ligaments. Perez would have started for the Bisons tomorrow afternoon. Mets GM Omar Minaya had this to say: “We’re going to pull him back from the minor league rehab and […]
If you were hoping to get an improved and rejuvenated Oliver Perez back in the starting rotation anytime soon, forget about it. Perez is now losing games for Buffalo these days, and in his first start with them he looked like the same old Ollie. The Buffalo News reports, Perez, in his first game action since May 2 because of a right patellar tendinitis, was his usual combination of erratic and impressive in the Bisons’ […]
The Mets got help from technology…again, as they took game one against the Nationals at home. The Mets look to keep on a winning streak as Livan Hernandez looks to get his fourth win as he is 3-1 with a 4.93 ERA. The Mets will go up against the Nationals’ rookie pitcher Craig Stammen who is 0-0 with a 5.68 ERA. Hernandez lost his first game against the Nationals in 2006, but since then he’s posted a 3.34 ERA while […]
Last week I wrote about Oliver Perez and the decision of Omar Minaya and the Mets to send him into the bullpen. The next day the Mets decided to put Ollie on the disabled list (DL). The reason provided by the Mets was that after an MRI it was determined that Ollie was suffering patella tendinitis in his right leg. Ollie stated after his last bad start that the knee was bothering him all season, […]
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