April 07, 2008

Perz To Start Home Opener

Marty Noble at Mets.com writes about Oliver Perez and how he will be starting the final Opening Day at Shea Tuesday:

The Mets seemingly would have been better off had their original plan held and Pedro Martinez was to oppose the Phillies. Perez lost two decisions, won none and produced a 5.40 ERA in three starts against Philadelphia last season. Pat Burrell and Jimmy Rollins have combined for six home runs in merely 36 combined career at-bats against him. Perez has beaten the Phillies once in eight career starts.

Let’s all hope that Perez can rebound from last year. All that goes through my mind when I think of Perez facing the Phillies is that tower of a shot from Ryan Howard in 2006 that ended Perez’s day. Cross your fingers.


Anonymous said...

if perez stayson his game he should be dominant

Paul in Florida said...

that was a monster shot by howard but i think perez will finally put all the peices together in his walk year this season and surprise alot of people

Anonymous said...

Willie could have avoided this to some exent by starting Ollie vs ATl(whom he owns) and then used MAine Vs Fla and Phi- but NOOOOOO-tis is just an example of Willie's inability to THINK!! and PLAN! What would Earl Weaver have done?