Perez (4-4) allowed five runs on six hits and one walk while failing to record a strikeout in 1.1 innings to take the loss against the Blue Jays on Sunday. Toronto's bats were hot throughout Sunday's matchup, and Perez struggled early in the contest by giving up home runs in each of the first two innings. The southpaw has now given up 11 runs in 3.1 innings across his last two starts, and he's been charged with losses in each of those appearances. He'll attempt to bounce back in his next start and tentatively lines up to take the mound on the road against Kansas City on Saturday.
Perez (4-3) was charged with the loss Tuesday against the Astros after surrendering six runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two across two innings. After tossing one of his best games of the 2021 campaign against the Astros last week, Perez couldn't silence their bats this time around, giving up a season-worst six runs in his shortest outing of the year. The southpaw served up a solo homer to Carlos Correa in the first before getting knocked around for five runs in the second, including a hit-by-pitch RBI with the bases loaded. The Astros held onto the lead the rest of the way, strapping Perez with his third loss. Despite the horrid outing, the 30-year-old has looked solid across the majority of his last eight starts, going 4-2 in that span. He'll look to bounce back during his next projected start at home Sunday against Toronto.
Perez (4-2) earned the win Thursday after holding the Astros scoreless across 7.2 innings. He allowed six hits and a walk while striking out four. Perez continued his standing as one of Boston's top starters in recent weeks, stretching out for his longest appearance of the year and getting pulled after 82 pitches after allowing two baserunners via a single and a walk in the eighth inning. Regardless, the southpaw became the first Red Sox pitcher to record an out in the eighth inning since 2019. Efficiency was key for Perez, as seen in his low pitch count, including a five-pitch third frame. The 30-year-old is now 4-1 in his last seven starts and sports a 3.09 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season. He lines up for a rematch with Houston at home Tuesday.
Perez (3-2) allowed two runs on five hits and struck out four in five innings in Friday's win over Miami in a rain-shortened game. The southpaw allowed a two-run home run to Miami catcher Jorge Alfaro in the second inning, but that was the extent of the damage. Perez has won three straight starts, allowing just five runs in 17 innings in that span. For the season, he sports a 3.55 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 48:17 K:BB across 50.2 innings. He lines up for a road start in Houston next week.
Perez (2-2) earned the win Friday against the Phillies after giving up three runs on five hits and a walk while fanning seven across six innings. Perez has pitched six innings in each of his last two outings while winning and securing a quality start in both, so it's safe to say he's now trending in the right direction following an uneven start to the campaign. He has given up two or fewer runs in six straight outings as well, and he will try to keep this impressive run going in his next turn on the rotation -- scheduled for next week at home against the Marlins.
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