It was only the first start, but Ollie's performance yesterday was not as good as Chris Young's. Ollie did have 1 good inning after following Young'2 perfect inning but that was it. He gave up 4 runs and 3 walks and his fastball was no where to be seen. Ollie doesn't have the luxury at this point to have bad outings if he wants to show he belongs.
Last spring Mike Pelfrey got rocked most of the spring. He then of course left in Florida and had a good start to the season. Ollie is no Big Pelf. Collins said after the game that he doesn't think 1 start is really much of show yet of the lefty. at this point in the spring pitchers seem to have the upper hand against hitters but not poor Ollie who's fastball topped out at 86 on 1 pitch. Ollie had this to say of his wonderful outing as per the NY Post "Right now, I just put it away and try to learn off what happened today," Perez said. "That's not easy when you walk three guys in a row, but that's part of the game. Sometimes it's going to happen. . . . Again maybe next time, you never know.
Ollie might get another shot next week when the Mets have a split squad game. That could be his last attempt to show he can be a starter or even part of this team anymore. Pat Misch and Boof man Bonser pitched 5 scoreless innings as the Mets beat the Braves 5-4.