Another Oliver Perez start, another Oliver Perez meltdown.
The Nationals (4-13) beat the Mets (8-10) and avoided the sweep by a score of 8-1.
The Mini Recap
Perez struggled the whole game. He did not register a 1-2-3 inning, allowed nine hits and three walks and most importantly, seven earned runs. Casey Fossum was asked to contribute some mop-up duty, letting in some inherited runners and one of his own in 2 2-3 innings on the mound. Pedro Feliciano and Brian Stokes each turned in solid innings.
The Mets bats were quieted by 22 year old rookie Jordan Zimmerman. The only run came in the first inning on a Carlos Delgado triple. After Zimmerman’s day was done, three Nats relievers combined to no-hit the Mets.
Just a miserable game on both side of the ball as the Mets could have earned a series sweep of the lowly Nats, but instead lost in a blowout.
For the full recap, go read my article: Perez Pitiful Again.