Two stats sum up Oliver Perez's performance today against the Tigers: in 3.2 innings, Perez threw 91 pitches. In his fewer than four innings of work, Perez gave up six hits, six walks, and five runs. Perez's performance follows Mike Pelfrey's poor performance on Tuesday. In that game, Pelfrey yielded 10 hits in 4.2 innings. He threw 84 pitches.
The best Met pitchers of the day were Bobby Parnell and Brian Stokes. They pitched the last three innings, giving up only one hit and no runs. Parnell's performance was particularly impressive. In his one inning, he threw five pitches, all strikes.
Pitching coach Dan Warthen has fewer than 11 days to ready the starters for Opening Day on April 13, the same day that the White House will be holding its annual Easter egg roll. If the starters aren't ready by then, maybe the team can entertain the fans by giving out Easter eggs as souveniers.
Read a good writeup about Mets' prospects shortstop Wilmer Flores and third baseman Jefry Marte.