On the commute to work yesterday, WFAN was doing an annoying parody directed at Mr Ollie Perez. It was horrible so i just put in a CD as I thought about what to expect from the Met pitcher in his start against the Cards and that guy Albert P. Maybe he will just give up 1 homerun.
Before the game we learned that Alberts side kick Matt Holliday would be out sick and we are like maybe they can walk Albert 4 times.
Then in the first inning last night Albert is up against Ollie P with 2 runners on and no outs and everyone is like ok its 3-0 before you know it.
What happened next was of course unexpected as Pujous hit into a 5-3 double play. It was beautiful!
Ollie was not the Ollie of old last night. He used his off speed and a splitter at times to keep the Cards off balance and always seemed in control. I remembered 1 maybe 2 pitches at most that was way outside. It was like who is this guy?
He made it into the 7th inning and faced Pujous 3 times and did not let the slugger get 1 hit after going 8 for last 16.
Thanks Oliver for giving us a chance to win. It was the bullpens fault last night in the Mets 4-3 win.
Oh and Manager Jerry, there are other pitchers in the pen sides Nieve.