The Mets wasted a decent outing by Oliver Perez and left nine men on base during Friday’s 4–3 loss to the Nats.
Perez pitched good enough to win, striking out 9 over seven innings. It’s fair to question why Randolph let the pitcher hit in the top of the sixth with one out and the bases loaded. They call it a vote of confidence in Perez, but we’re sure Randolph also felt confident that his team – which leads the NL in hitting – would eventually put together a big inning against Washington.
Instead, his team sqaundered several opportunities and lost the opener of the three-game series.
Saturday evening, Glavine goes for win #294 against Jerome Williams, who is having a dreadful season (0–4, 7.77 ERA). Look for a big bounceback tonight.