On The MoundOliver Perez was roughed up by the Tigers today at Tradition Field. Tagged for six earned runs in 3 2/3 innings, Perez allowed five hits and walked six while on the bump. He did strike out four.
Yeesh. Hopefully it's just Perez adjusting his mechanics under Dan Warthen.
Ron Villone, making a play for the bullpen, also struggled. Four earned runs in only one inning, as he gave up four hits and walked one.
Elmer Dessens and Bobby Parnell each threw a scoreless inning, with Brian Stokes tallying two innings of hitless baseball. Carlos Muniz tallied one-third of an inning in relief of Perez, allowing one hit.
At The PlateJose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, Jeremy Reed and Jonathan Malo each picked up two hits, with Reyes and Beltran picking up a double each. Fernando Tatis went 3-3 on the day, also with a double.
Beltran, Tatis and Malo each had one RBI, with Schnieder driving in two runs.
Just not enough, but it's only spring training. The Mets put together a nice string of hits in the fifth inning, picking up five runs in that frame.
On DeckThe Mets will take on the St. Louis Cardinals on the road tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. The game will not be on TV.