Oliver Perez Shuts Cardinals Down – Bullpen Fails Him

Oliver Perez delivers
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The Amazin’ Mets find another Amazin’ way to lose a game. Oliver Perez pitched a great game, but from what I’ve seen of Ollie in the past he has about two or three games like this a season where he gets up and totally dominates a much better team while losing to the crappy ones. If you were one of those people who said Ollie would rise to the occasion and pitch a good game last night, you were right.

I have never seen this Ollie though. I have seen overpowering Ollie, I have seen completely nasty Ollie but I have never seen crafty Ollie. The curve-balls, sliders and off-speed stuff kept the Cardinals off balance all night. I have to admit I was glued to the TV watching this Ollie. Will he be back again this year? Continue reading “Oliver Perez Shuts Cardinals Down – Bullpen Fails Him”

Preview: Mets at Cardinals April 16, 2010

New York Mets (3-6) at St. Louis Cardinals (6-3) 8:15 pm

Oliver Perez (0-1 6.35) vs. Chris Carpenter (1-0 5.73)

TV: WPIX   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets limp into St. Louis against a Cardinals team that has won three series’ in a row against the Reds, Brewers, and hapless Astros. Carpenter is a tremendous pitcher, so the task won’t be easy. But he got roughed up by the Brewers in his last start, a loss. Perez makes his second start of the season after losing to the Nationals at Citi Field. It’s a three game series ending on national TV on Sunday night.

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Oliver Perez at Digital Domain Park Today

Mets Spring Training - Oliver Perez
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It’s still strange to write Digital Domain instead of Tradition Field. But I’ll be there for today’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals with Oliver Perez on the mound. There’s no denying that Perez is one of the keys to the Mets’ success in 2010. So I can’t wait to get a first-hand look at him this year.

I also read a tweet from David Lennon that Johan Santana is throwing his tune-up for opening day against the minor leaguers today. I’ll have to see if I can find him on one of the side fields.

I’ll try to post some images and posts from my phone while I’m there.

Mets Should Add John Smoltz For 2010

John Smoltz
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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Nick Migliore. Nick is a big-time Mets fan and frequent commenter here and on other Mets fan sites. It’s great to have him making a contribution that should add some diversity to the perspective on the Mets from other posts that are on this site. You can follow Nick on Twitter.

First and foremost, I’m glad to be part of The Mets Report! Thanks again to Dave Doyle for the opportunity to write for this site. I’m a huge Mets fan, and to give you a heads up about my writings, I tend to rely on more in-depth stats than just the standard ERA, win-loss records, batting average, etc. I hope everyone enjoys my contributions. If you have any questions or comments feel free to drop a comment below and I will do my best to reply.

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Now, on topic: John Smoltz. Yes, he pitched to a 6.35 ERA and a lousy 3-8 record last year. Yes, he was extremely hittable (95 hits in 78 IP), and yes, he’s 42 years old and will turn 43 about a month and a half into the season. But I really think this guy can help the Mets in 2010. Why? I’ll try my best to explain. Continue reading “Mets Should Add John Smoltz For 2010”

Game Preview: Cardinals at Mets [Game 107] August 5, 2009

st_louis_cardinals_logoSt. Louis Cardinals (59-50 Road: 28-27) at New York Mets (50-56 Home: 29-25) 12:10pm

Kyle Lohse (4-6 4.14) vs. Jon Niese (1-1 4.50)

TV: SNY

What to watch: The Mets attempt to recover from another devastating loss last night with Niese on the mound early today. He got beat up by the Rockies in his last start for 4 runs over 6.1 innings. It’s likely that the Mets will be without another regular today, Luis Castillo. It looked like his ankle was sprained badly after falling down the dugout steps last night. Lohse hasn’t been terrible for the Cardinals but they have lost the last five games that he started. So there is hope for this downtrodden Mets team.

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Game Preview: Cardinals at Mets [Game 106] August 4, 2009

st_louis_cardinals_logoSt. Louis Cardinals (58-50 Road: 27-27) at New York Mets (50-55 Home: 29-24) 7:10pm

Joel Pineiro (9-9 2.84) vs. Johan Santana (12-8 2.96)

TV: SNY

What to watch: The Mets and Cardinals start a two-game series tonight at Citi Field. At least Santana is pitching tonight. That’s really the only reason to watch this Mets team right now. Pineiro threw a two-hit complete game shutout against the Mets in New York on June 23. And he went 8 innings giving up 2 runs for a win in St. Louis against them on April 22. He hasn’t given up more than 3 runs in a game since May. Santana pitched a good game in his last start against Colorado going 7 shutout innings and only giving up 4 hits.

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