Giants Beat Up (Mental) Midget

In what was the worst performance by an Oliver since The Brady Bunch added Cousin Oliver to boost sagging ratings during its final season, Oliver Perez got Glavined” by the Giants last night.

Perez gave up 6 runs, 5 hits, and 2 walks in 1/3 of an inning. He gave up a lead off HR to Randy Winn and a 2 run HR to Brian Horwitz, who was playing in only his third major league game.  Six batters later…Perez also gave east coast Mets fans no reason to stay up late.

Yogi Berra once said that “Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.” Well, Ollie is seriously lacking in the mental department, which is a shame because he has the physical ability to be a Cy Young winner.

Good luck to Ollie and his agent Scott Boras, who is is delusional enough to think that Perez will get at least $60 mil over 5 years on the open free agency market after this season. Perez is 4-4 with a 5.70 ERA.

In the understatement of the year, Willie Randolph said after the game: “Oliver had a horrible night.”

Perez flew out to San Francisco a day early so as to avoid the 4:30 AM local time arrival that the rest of the team had to deal with following the ESPN Sunday night game.

But that doesn’t excuse the Mets bats who absolutely let Giants starting pitcher Jonathan Sanchez off the hook. The Mets left 7 runners on base in the first 4 innings, including the 1st inning where the Mets loaded the bases and did not score.

All in all, in the span of 9 innings, the Mets managed to wipe out whatever good vibes we had about them following a 5-2 home stand.

Tonight, we turn to Pedro Martinez to give us some hope.  He is sorely needed in the rotation.


3 Responses

  1. Corey, the funny thing about this whole thing is that he probably WILL get a contract similar to the one you describe. You just know somebody will give Ollie that kind of contract, what with the pitching the way it is these days.

    It’s looking more and more as if our best option with Ollie is to trade him and get something more out of him that simply bad pitching, losses and headaches.

  2. you know what – deb is right. I have to wonder if Bad Ollie is showing up b/c he doesn’t want to stay in NY. He has to know that the Mets can afford to give him that contract – the real question is – why would they when you don’t know which Ollie you will get.

  3. Coop, it’s well known that Ollie has a longing for the left coast, and it’s also well known that for whatever reason, Mr. Perez seems to be unable to go the extra step which would turn him from Ollie Hyde into Ollie Jekyll. He has seemed to be regressing this year, and whatever the reason for that, it’s not good. He’s gone from being fairly reliable and consistent to something else entirely, and considering where the Mets hope to find themselves when the season ends, this doesn’t bode well at all.

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