It was another average, or maybe below-average start for Oliver Perez tonight. He went 5 innings giving up 3 runs on 103 pitches. And again, he had 4 walks. Perez just hasn’t been able to cut those down. The 3 runs he gave up were on two home runs as well. Brian Stokes put up two nice, scoreless innings in relief.
Jeff Francoeur homered again in the fourth inning. And the Mets put up 2 runs in the sixth inning to tie the game. The big hit came in the bottom of the eighth inning. Fernando Tatis hit a pinch hit grand slam with one out on an 0-2 count. I was completely expecting him to hit into another double play. But he hit a bomb to left-center. It’s great to see that from him. He’s had such a bad year after his big comeback last season.