When the Mets brought in Oliver Perez to pitch on August 30 during their 9-3 pasting by the Braves, it marked the wayward lefty's first appearance in a ballgame since August 1.
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As uneventful as the offseason was with the exception of Jason Bay, Omar Minaya more than made up for it by greatly improving the Mets over the first three months of the season.
I believe I know the next unbelievable pitcher in Major League Baseball: Jenrry Mejia. At age 20, Mejia is ready to establish himself as one of the premier pitchers in the league.
Oliver Perez has become incredibly inconsistent. But in Friday night's game against the Cardinals, he was great. Ollie needs to maintain that confidence and carry it over to his next start.
There's a Brazilian ref for tomorrow's World Cup game between the U.S. and England. He brushed up on his English curse words so he knows when he's being abused. Just curious if that includes Pig Latin?
Colorado pitching phenom Ubaldo Jimenez earned his 11th win against Atlanta, but he gave up 2 whole runs. So his minuscule earned run average zoomed all the way up to 0.93.
The Mets have a relatively easy schedule in April, playing 16 of their first 22 games at Citi Field against average teams, at best.
Mets pitcher Oliver Perez, who is killing his team (not to mention the fans), refuses to go to the minor leagues to work out his problems. Yes the inmates run the asylum.
How did the Mets, a team that was in first place just a couple weeks ago, fall to last place in their division in the blink of an eye?
Nearly a quarter way through the season, Met fans should be very happy with how they have rebounded thus far. Just about on pace to win 90 games, a lot has gone right for the Mets.
Happy Thursday everyone, here's my Top 5 for August 27, 2009 from www.LenBermanSports.com
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