“I thought the velocity was a little better,” manager Jerry Manuel said after the Mets’ 9-3 loss. “Surprisingly, the command was better for a guy that hasn’t pitched in 28 days. I’ll be anxious to see how he feels [Tuesday]. Under those conditions, I thought he did well.
Manuel on the 28-pitch outing of Perez on Monday, when he went one inning, averaged 88 with his fastball and had just one swinging strike.