March 23.10: Wrapping up the Day.

Oliver Perez made his fourth start of the spring this afternoon against Atlanta. As usual, he’s run hot and cold. Today he was freezing, turning in his worst outing of the spring, giving up three runs on five hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings.

Perez figures to get two more starts and for his own peace and confidence he needs to make them good. Of course, that sentiment denotes pressure, which isn’t always a good thing for Perez.

In another pitching development, the Mets continue to push the envelope with Jenrry Mejia, working him for the second straight game. Mejia didn’t allow a run in 1 1/3 innings yesterday, and today he retired the side in order in the sixth.

Said Jerry Manuel: “I want to get as much of a feel as possible for him in that particular role.”

Also today:

* Ike Davis was optioned out and there was immediate talk it was done to alleviate pressure on Daniel Murphy, who has had a miserable spring. If Murphy needs something like that to help his confidence then he’s in trouble. In 25 at-bats, Davis is hitting .480 with three homers and 10 RBI. Conversely, Murphy is batting .133 with one extra-base hit over 30 at-bats.

* Jose Reyes was cleared to play and will be in camp tomorrow.

8 thoughts on “March 23.10: Wrapping up the Day.

  1. HUGE mistake in optioning out Davis. Murphy should’ve been the one sent down. Murphy should’ve been traded after the ’08 season.
    I hope management doesn’t use the same reasoning if it decides to send down Jennry Mejia, which would be another mistake. No way Sean Green should be in the Mets’ bullpen.
    What do the Mets have to lose going with the kids this year?

  2. Can I get a “Lurch from Addams Family TV show groan” over using Meija in back to back games in spring training?

  3. our middle infielders are hitting 300 do we have a problem? i think not.

    green got a save and only allowed 2 runs to get it. i think he should be our 8th inning guy.

  4. decent game. i actually got a chance to watch the whole thing.
    Ollie wasnt too shabby but 5th inning is still his nemesis.
    runs were manufactured.
    Parnell hung in there. I was shocked he was left in, like jerry was a real manager seeing if parnell could cool down and fix his mistakes.
    still. the real season hasnt started. who knwos what will happen.

  5. not too shabby as opposed out and out suckfest. so dont jump on me for not seeing it wasnt a great outing.