The velocity was anywhere from 94-97 on the "unofficial" FSN Pittsburgh radar gun. He is going to have control issues all year I'm afraid. He tries to get over either a curve or changeup all the time and misses badly. People aren't swinging at it, so then he has to pour in the fastball. Yesterday he missed his spot with the fastball badly and Langerhans got it for a HR.
He still got a good share of K's.
Still, you have to remember that the Reds and Braves are the only two teams he has done well against all year - and they are two of the poorest hitting teams in the majors in terms of team batting average (24th and 28th!
If you aren't too concerned with WHIP, Perez might be back to possible start status. I'm waiting until he has a couple good outings in a row with better control before I start him because I have him in one league that counts BB also.
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blog (updated 6/21 - Pirates walkout.)