Game Time: 7:10 pm
Wild Things Record: 2-3 Era: 5.97 K: 58 BB: 55 WHIP: 1.91
Perez fared well his last time out, allowed one earned run on six hits over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision, but he’s still plagued by command issues. He walked six batters in Arizona and has allowed fewer than three free passes just once in his past 10 starts. He took a no-decision in his most recent start against Atlanta, yielding three runs on five hits over six innings and is 6-4 with a 3.53 ERA in 15 outings against the Braves for his career.
- Record: 12-7 Era: 4.08 K: 79 BB: 49 WHIP: 1.41
The Mets will next have to contend with Derek Lowe, a player they pursued heavily in free agency this past offseason. Lowe, who rejected offers from New York before signing with Atlanta, is 5-0 with a 2.91 ERA in his last seven starts. The veteran right-hander gave up two runs in seven innings to earn a 6-2 victory over Washington on Wednesday night. Lowe is 2-1 with a 6.23 ERA in four career starts against the Mets.