Another start by Oliver Perez, and another loss for the New York Mets. Perez was especially terrible tonight, giving up four home runs, two to Dan Uggla. The Mets lost tonight 7-2, and managed only four hits.

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Initial Reaction:

Oliver Perez was awful tonight, lasting only 3 1/3 innings, giving up seven runs, on nine hits. His ERA is nearly six, sitting at 5.94. Jose Reyes continue to pop the ball up, and the offense as a whole continues to struggle to put up runs. Jason Bay hit the ball hard tonight, but couldn’t find much green.

The Positives:

The Bullpen: Once again, after a shaky start to a game, the bullpen was able to come in and stop the bleeding. They were able to combine for 4 2/3 of scoreless baseball after Oliver Perez allowed the Marlins to build an insurmountable lead.

The Negatives:

Oliver Perez: It’s time for Ollie to go. I’m tired of him, if you’re reading this, you’re tired of him. Jerry Manuel  has to be tired of him and Ollie’s chiropractor is tired of working on his whiplash. I don’t care where you go Ollie, just go somewhere.

Jose Reyes: Another 0-4 night, with 2 pop ups. His average has now dropped to .215.

Interesting Facts:

-Tonight was the 1st game a left handed batter hit a home run for the Marlins this season.

-The Mets have now fallen back to the .500 mark, at 18-18.

-Not one player on the Mets has an average above .290 (Ike Davis leads the team at .289).

What’s Next:

The Mets will now try and win the remaining two games of the series to earn a split.

First Pitch: 7:10 pm PIX

Probables:

NYM John Maine (1-2) 5.45 ERA vs. FLA Nate Robertson (3-3) 4.54 ERA