Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Game 27: Pirates 13 Mets 1

Tell me if this line seems familiar:

1.2 IP, 2 H, 7 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

That can only be generated by one Oliver Perez. He was his old, wild self today, helping to trigger a seven run inning that only saw the Pirates hit two singles. That sequence that lead to those runs is about as bizarre as innings go, with four walks, two errors, two singles, and a sacrifice fly. That was all the Pirates needed to do to get the Mets to check out of this one, as Tom Gorzelanny shut them down despite walking a batter an inning and only only throwing 46 of 84 pitches for strikes. He also apparently left the game with some back pain, though there's no real indication how serious that is yet.

To recap: Tom Gorzelanny is not fixed, Oliver Perez might never be fixed, and there's no other conclusions to take from this one. Take a win when it's handed to you and mosey on out of town.