Well with Oliver Perez we have seen the good, we've for certain seen the bad, but yesterday we saw for the first time in a long while the mediocre Ollie. Oliver lasted 5 2/3 innings in yesterdays 4-3 heartbreaking loss to the Washington Nationals ( Damn you Willie Harris !!)
, giving up four earned runs on four hits while striking out six. Essentially Ollie's nemesis , Mr. BoB ( Base On Balls) came back to bite him on the tush like it usually has, but unlike spring training, Ollie looked focused and did get key outs. I do admit that I had expected Ollie to be bad Ollie today , he didn't embarrass himself, and if he could pitch this way, or slightly better than it, well he might be able to look like the promising pitcher that won for games in '07 rather than the bum that signed a 3 year/ 36 million dollar contract last season.
" Ollie ! Ollie , Ollie !!!"And with that said... HERE COMES THE INFAMY
!!!!Happy Birthday wishes go out to one of the best pitchers from the '80's Bret "Clorox
" Saberhagen (1964) Sabes , when healthy, pitched well for the Mets, compiling aa record of 29-21 with ae.r.s of 3.16 in four seasons with the Mets. But because of playing on those tainted Mets teams from the early '90's and the spraying bleach at the beat reporters incident, he will always be known as one of the biggest busts in Mets Infamy !
The Mets pitcher with one of my favorite all time names, Wally Whitehurst is 46. (1964)Middle reliever Bobby " Lefty
"Jones is 38 today. (1972) He was the main player to be traded along with Jason Bay to the San Diego Padres for pitchers Steve Reed and Jason MiddlebrookReserve outfielder for the ' 07 team, and one time All Star outfielder,Trot Nixon is 36. (1974)New York Mets signed free agent Brett Butler on April 11, 1995. Brett was one of the better players from that horrible '95 team. The Mets also did a very classy thing when after the team was way out of contention , they granted Brett his request to be traded back to his home team Los Angeles Dodgers so he could be closer to his family. He retired after the season was over.
New York Mets signed free agent Claudio Vargas on April 11, 2008.Claudio pitched pretty well for the Mets as a spot starter/ reliever for the first part of the '08 season, but he was injured mid-season and was never seen in a Mets uniform again.And the Mo Vaughn tidbit of the day is . He loves liverwurst and margarine on rye bread.