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Oliver Perez
Posted by Eddie Huang at 10/19/2006 4:27:00 PM
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We all know he's got stuff and that consistency/control has killed him, but for one game, he's the most talented pitcher besides Carpenter on either roster. He's gonna give the Mets 4 shutout innings tonight and turn it over to the best bullpen in the NL. While pressure is usually seen as a disadvantage, it many times focuses inconsistent players such as Josh Beckett and hopefully it'll do the same for Perez. Suppan had a great game 3, but he's not a pitcher who will dominate after a team's seen him in the series already. He just doesn't have dominant stuff. Mets win 6-2 (Wagner will give up 2 AGAIN).


Good call on Perez, not so much on Suppan. I don't blame you though, I blame the Mets. You are right that he doesn't have dominant stuff. But when a team plays a game with both hands wrapped around its collective neck, even mediocre stuff can become dominant. Granted, Suppan did a nice job, mixed his pitches, hit his spots, and so on. However, the Mets just shut down after that big game four. Wright was squeezing that bat so hard I expected to see sawdust floating to the ground. Green looked like he wanted to find a hole to crawl into.

In a weird way, I think the fact that New York had to pitch Maine and Perez in Games 6 and 7 still cost them the series, even though both pitchers threw great. I think the Mets offense put it in their heads that they were in trouble and needed to put a ton of runs up and they pysched themselves out. There was already a ton of pressure on the bats because Pedro and El Duque were out and I think they just crawled inside their own heads as the series went on.
Posted by adamo112 at 10/19/2006 10:37:00 PM

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