The unhittable Oliver Perez

The Dodgers got a runner to third with less than two outs in the first and third innings and didn’t score either time, going 0 for 4 w/RISP. Since then, Oliver Perez has settled in and retired eight in a row while the Mets have built a three-run lead off an unusually shaky Brad Penny, and really, the deficit should be worse because Penny walked the first two batters in the fourth inning and managed to pitch out of the jam when No. 8 hitter Mike DiFelice inexplicably sacrificed with Perez on deck. Martin just walked, but Loney then ended the inning by grounding to third on the first pitch, and while it took another dazzling play by David Wright to rob Loney of a hit, the fact remains that Loney went after Perez’s first pitch immediately after a walk. … Debating whether to hit the Carnegie Deli when I get back into Manhattan after the game. It’s calling my name, but it is going to be really late, and we have the day game (sort of) tomorrow that starts at 3:55 local time so … oh, who am I kidding? Of course I’ll be there. … Mets 3, Dodgers 0, bottom 6

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