Perez (3-5) took the loss Thursday, coughing up six runs on nine hits and a walk over four innings in a 13-1 loss to the Orioles. He struck out two. Five of the nine hits off Perez went for extra bases, including a Jose Iglesias solo shot in the fourth inning. The southpaw heads into free agency this winter with a 4.50 ERA and 46:28 K:BB through 62 innings on the year.
Perez pitched six shutout innings, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out seven in a no-decision against the Yankees on Friday. Perez was masterfully painting the corners of the plate Friday evening as all seven of his punchouts were looking. The left-hander was able to keep his walks down too as it was just the third time this season he's given fewer than two free passes during a start. Unfortunately, the Red Sox bullpen was unable to hang onto the lead, robbing Perez of his fourth win in 2020. The 29-year-old will take a 3.88 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into his next start scheduled for Wednesday against the Orioles.
Perez (3-4) allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings as he earned the win Sunday against the Rays. Perez has been wildly inconsistent recently, but he earned his first win in over a month as he got some help from the Rays' offense. He also matched his highest strikeout total of the season against the top team in the American League East. The southpaw will attempt to build on his momentum at home Saturday against the Yankees.
Perez didn't factor into the decision during a 6-5 loss to the Phillies in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader, giving up four runs on five hits and six walks over five innings. He struck out two. The southpaw's command almost completely deserted him in this one, as Perez also uncorked a wild pitch and threw only 47 of his 86 pitches for strikes before exiting. Boston was able to take the lead in the top of the sixth inning, getting him off the hook for the loss, but Matt Barnes then blew the save. Perez hasn't won a game in over a month, and he'll carry a 4.40 ERA and 31:24 K:BB through 47 innings into his next outing Sunday in Tampa Bay.
Perez allowed one run on three hits and three walks over 6.2 innings against Toronto on Thursday. He struck out five and did not factor in the decision. Perez entered the seventh inning with a no-hitter intact on 77 pitches, but Teoscar Hernandez ended the bid with a leadoff single. Perez went on to allow two more singles in the frame, departing after Joe Panik notched a run-scoring single to cut Boston's lead to one run. The Boston bullpen was unable to hold the lead, ultimately resulting in a 10-inning win for Toronto. Despite the no-decision, Perez looked good after having his start pushed back after developing a blister on his pitching hand in his previous outing. The southpaw now owns a 4.07 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season, both best among Boston's beleaguered starting rotation. He'll next face the Phillies on the road Tuesday.
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