Friday, May 14, 2010

Back to Square One.

Well it took all of 36 games for Met fans to reach the first of many season benchmarks. With their team in what can only be called a severe batting slump, The Mets lost to the Florida Marlins 7 to 2 for their ninth defeat in thirteen games, bringing their record to the .500 mark at 18-18. The meat of the order (Reyes, Bay, Wright, and Davis) were a combined two for fourteen with only one run scored. Oliver Perez, in one of the most depressing starts by a Mets pitcher, tossed a dead fish in 3-1/3 innings, giving up four homeruns (Dan Uggla 2, Gaby Sanchez, and Cris Coghlan), seven runs, and nine hits. The Mets should pull a Steve Trachsel by sending Perez down to single A ball so he can get his s@*t together. Pat Misch or Dillon Gee may be options. Forget the strike zone. Perez needs to gain two to three MPH on his fastball. If he can get to 92 MPH, them just maybe he will have the confidence to regain some of his command.

Highlight-Angel Pagan drove in his 16th and 17th runs of the year with a double in the fifth inning.

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