Last night Oliver Perez actually pitched an inning in a game. He allowed 1 run on 1 hit and 2 walks including a solo homer to Brian McCann on his second pitch of the inning. It was his first appearance since Aug. 1. At that rate, Perez is earning $1 million per appearance in the month of August. His ERA in August is a hefty 15.00.
Perez has only been in 15 games this year and started 7. It’s been one of the ugliest seasons for a pitcher that I can remember.
By the way, if you search on Facebook for Oliver Perez you’ll find some great pages. There are pages like: “Oliver Perez Sucks!”, “I’d pay the Mets $10 to get rid of Oliver Perez”, and “I hate to even look @ Oliver Perez”.
ESPN caught up with Perez in the locker room last night after the game. Check out the video below of what he had to say. He’s working hard in the bullpen…