Perez (1-2) earned the win Saturday against the Angels after giving up three hits and four walks while recording five strikeouts across six scoreless innings.
The 30-year-old tied a season high with four walks, but he otherwise gave up only three singles to keep the Halos off the board. Perez has a 3.40 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 37:16 K:BB through 39.2 innings (eight starts) in 2021.
Boston manager Alex Cora removed Perez from Monday's game after five innings and 71 pitches for matchup reasons, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Perez appeared to be cruising after giving up one run over five innings, but Cora opted to bring in Matt Andriese in the sixth. The manager explained that several right-handers were due up in the sixth, and Andriese was well rested to go multiple innings. Furthermore, when Cora was asked about Perez's ability to go deeper, he indicated that he rued a decision made during Perez's previous start. "We left him in against a righty and we got burned," Cora said, referencing the two-run single Perez allowed to Detroit's JaCoby Jones in the sixth inning of his previous start. "Today, we felt like five innings was perfect." Whether Cora will be hesitant to let lineups see Perez three times going forward is not clear, but the left-hander has thrown more than five innings just three times in seven outings.
Perez gave up one run on four hits and one walk while striking out four over five innings Monday against the Orioles. He didn't factor into the decision.
Perez surrendered a solo blast in the second inning, the only run he would surrender in his outing. Unfortunately for the 30-year-old southpaw, the Red Sox produced just one run on the evening, resulting in the no-decision. Perez continues to show consistent stuff early in the year, allowing two or fewer runs in five of his first seven starts. He sits with a 4.01 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and a 32:12 K:BB across 33.2 frames.
Perez allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out six in a no-decision against the Tigers on Wednesday.
Perez pitched well on a cold, damp night in Boston before tiring in the sixth inning, when he allowed three hits and was removed following JaCoby Jones' two-run single. He's yet to pitch six innings in any of his six starts, but this was the second consecutive outing in which he was one out shy. The left-hander will bring a 4.40 ERA into his next scheduled start Monday in Baltimore.
Perez (0-2) tossed 5.2 innings in Thursday's 4-1 loss to Texas, allowing five hits and two runs (one earned) with seven strikeouts. He also hit a batter.
A pair of errors actually contributed to both runs charged to Perez as the veteran submitted his best start of the season. He's still yet to throw six innings in a game but hasn't allowed more than four runs in any of his five starts. Perez lines up to make his next start Wednesday against Detroit.
Perez didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 6-5 win over the Mariners, giving up two runs on four hits and four walks over 3.2 innings. He struck out three.
The Red Sox handed Perez an early lead but he couldn't stick around long enough to benefit from it, needing 83 pitches (46 strikes) to record only 11 outs. The southpaw will drag a 5.71 ERA and 15:9 K:BB through 17.1 innings into his next outing Thursday on the road against the Rangers.
Perez (0-1) picked up the loss against the White Sox on Sunday, allowing four runs on seven hits while striking out four over 3.2 innings in the second game of the doubleheader.
It didn't begin well for Perez, who ceded three consecutive singles in the first inning, but he managed to limit the damage to one run. The left-hander survived a two-on, one-out situation in the third, which included his fourth hit batter in three games, before the White Sox chased him in the fourth. First, Yermin Mercedes opened the inning by unloading on a 431-foot home run to center, then three more hits plated to two runs. Perez will look to bounce back in his next start Thursday at home against the Mariners.
Perez gave up two runs on four hits and three walks over five innings during Tuesday's win over the Twins. He had two strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision.
The left-hander didn't have his best command, as he threw 49 of 88 pitches for strikes, but he was able to keep Minnesota in check after surrendering two runs during the opening frame. Perez has allowed five runs on nine hits with an 8:5 K:BB over 10 innings through two starts this season, and he's scheduled to take the mound again Sunday versus the White Sox.
Perez is scheduled to start Tuesday's game against the Twins, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Perez was on track to start Monday's series opener in Minnesota before the game was postponed due to safety concerns. The Red Sox won't alter their pitching schedule as a result of the postponement, as all five members of the rotation will likely just get pushed back a day.
Perez won't make his scheduled start against the Twins on Monday after the game was postponed due to safety concerns, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Perez was slated to make his second start of the season against his former team Monday. It's not yet clear whether Perez will start Tuesday's game against the Twins if the contest is played.
Perez allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six across five innings Tuesday against the Rays. He did not factor into the decision.
Perez pitched well aside from a shaky third inning in which he allowed two earned runs on three singles, a walk and a hit batter. Otherwise, he piled up 15 called strikes and 12 swinging strikes on 92 total pitches and limited the Rays to only one extra-base hit. Perez figures to draw his next start in a tricky matchup Monday at Minnesota -- his former team.
Perez allowed five runs (none earned) on five hits while striking out four in Thursday's spring game against Minnesota.
He was victimized by fielding errors from Michael Chavis and Rafael Devers, but pitchers are still expected to work around such things. Perez did manage to throw more strikes in this outing after the left-hander walked five during his previous Grapefruit League start. The southpaw will be Boston's No. 4 starter to begin the season, but inconsistency plus command and hard contact issues have bedeviled him since his MLB debut in 2012.
Perez allowed five runs on six hits and five walks while striking out three over five innings in Saturday's spring start against Atlanta.
Perez had a couple of quality Grapefruit League starts before experiencing adversity in his third outing Saturday. He told Ian Browne of MLB.com that he was rushing his mechanics, but that he felt strong. Perez will get two more spring starts to correct Saturday's issues.
Perez allowed two hits and a walk while striking out five over four scoreless innings in Saturday's spring game against Atlanta.
Perez stayed around the zone, delivering 45 strikes among his 66 pitches, and has breezed through six scoreless innings over two Grapefruit League outings. The 29-year-old left-hander has battled inconsistency since his rookie days with the Rangers. He's not overpowering, so Perez needs to locate and avoid hard contact. He's cemented into Boston's starting rotation.
Perez allowed one hit and didn't walk a batter over two scoreless innings in Tuesday's spring game over the Rays.
Perez told Ian Browne of MLB.com that he's on a mission to improve his control in 2021, and Tuesday's start was a step in that direction. "Everything is about throwing strikes. When you throw a strike and you attack the zone, everything is easier for you as a pitcher," said Perez. He required just 16 pitches (11 strikes) to dispatch the Rays over two innings.
Perez is scheduled to start Tuesday's spring game against Tampa Bay, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Perez was Boston's most consistent starter from start to finish in 2020 and is expected to be part of the 2021 rotation. He follows Nathan Eovaldi (Sunday) and Garrett Richards (Monday). The Red Sox will trot out a six-man rotation early in camp but have not yet committed to that number for the regular season. "We're going to go with a six-man rotation early because I think it fits the pitcher progression better that way," said pitching coach Dave Bush. "I like keeping guys on six [days] just for a little while to spread out their increases and number of pitches." Following Perez on Tuesday is Nick Pivetta (Wednesday vs. Minnesota), Matt Andriese (Thursday vs. Baltimore) and Eduardo Rodriguez (Friday vs. Tampa Bay).
Perez signed a one-year deal with the Red Sox on Saturday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
The Red Sox had previously declined a $6.25 million club option for the lefty. His new deal will be worth $4.5 million, with a $6 million club option and a $500,000 buyout for 2022, so Boston will wind up saving a small amount of money while still getting to bring Perez back. The 29-year-old looked like a legitimate rotation piece last season but not a particularly good one, as his 4.50 ERA in 12 starts came with an unimpressive combination of a 17.6 percent strikeout rate and 10.7 percent walk rate.
Perez's $6.25 million club option for 2021 was declined by the Red Sox on Sunday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Perez pitched well while working solely as a starter in his first year with the Red Sox in 2020. The 29-year-old made 12 starts, posting a 4.50 ERA and 1.34 WHIP over 62 innings. Although he had better results than the past three seasons, he was still quite inconsistent. With teams expected to have limited financial flexibility during the offseason, it's relatively unsurprising to see the southpaw hit free agency as he could have to settle for a lesser deal heading into 2021.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/15||vs LAA||W 9-0||1||6.0||3||0||4||5|
|05/10||@ BAL||L 1-4||5.0||4||1||1||4|
|05/05||vs DET||L 5-6||5.2||6||2||2||6|
|04/29||@ TEX||L 1-4||1||5.2||5||1||0||7|
|04/23||vs SEA||W 6-5||3.2||4||2||4||3|
|04/18||vs CHW||L 1-5||1||3.2||7||4||0||4|
|04/13||@ MIN||W 4-2||5.0||4||2||3||2|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2011||AAA-Round Rock Express||49.0||10||10||0||4||4||0||37||20||72||6.43||1.878|
|2012||AAA-Round Rock Express||127.0||22||21||2||7||6||0||69||56||122||4.25||1.402|
|2013||AAA-Round Rock Express||36.0||6||6||0||5||1||0||28||8||29||1.75||1.028|
|2015||AAA-Round Rock Express||20.0||4||4||0||0||1||0||17||2||27||4.95||1.450|
|2018||AAA-Round Rock Express||6.1||1||1||0||1||0||0||6||0||6||1.48||0.984|