Shea Stadium | 1:10 | Gorzelanny vs. Oliver Perez | Box
This one was over early after a delay, as Matt noted in the comments. The Bucs knocked Oliver Perez from the game in the second thanks in large part to Ollie’s wildness and some sloppy D from the Metropolitans.
As has been the case all season, Nate McLouth and Xavier Nady paced the offense. Each had three hits and three RBI.
Tom Gorzelanny didn’t allow a run, but did walk five in five innings of work. He gave up just one hit. He left the game after gutting the last out of the fifth with lower back issues. At this point, it doesn’t appear that he will miss a start.
John Van Benschoten and Evan Meek by tossing two innings a piece.
That familiar face toeing the rubber is Oliver Perez. He is off to a decent start in 2008. He is 2-1 with an ERA slightly better than league average. His only appearance against the Pirates came last July 26. Perez took the loss despite giving up no earned runs. He was done in by errors from himself and David Wright.
The Pirates are a collective 4-21 vs. Perez with 8 whiffs. Nobody has walked against him. Paul Maholm has one of the four hits.
Tom Gorzelanny will try to rebound tonight. He has been unable to find home plate. His WHIP is higher than 2.0 thanks to him allowing nearly one walk per inning pitched. Gorzo is 0-2 with an ugly ERA against the Mets – 10.45. In his lone start against the Mets last year, Gorzo was hammered. Cory raised the overworked flag in his recap of that game.
The Mets have seven hits in 25 ABs vs. Gorzelanny. Nobody has more than two hits. Wright is 2-5 with a pair of doubles.