Mets may have finally reached their breaking point with the embattled left-hander Oliver Perez. A day after releasing second baseman Luis Castillo, the Mets watched in resignation Saturday as Perez struggled again.
The Mets beat the Washington Nationals, 7-4, behind five and two-thirds shutout innings from the left-hander Chris Capuano, who is close to securing a rotation spot. Perez, meanwhile, seems to be pitching his way out of a bullpen role, despite his $12 million salary.
“We have other guys in here that are working hard and doing a good job from the left side,” said the pitching coach, Dan Warthen. “He’s trying to make a left-handed job, and these other guys are doing a very good job right now.”
Sunday, March 20, 2011