Oliver Perez’ much-awaited return to the big league rotation yields an outing of 5 innings pitched, two strikeouts, and seven walks. He needed 108 pitches to get through five, out of which 53 were balls. And this is considered progress.
For the record, Perez’s last start in AAA prior to being recalled saw him throw 92 pitches, out of which only half were strikes.
Yup, sounds to me like he got his kinks worked out. Welcome back, Ollie. Because you’re still better than Tim Redding.