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54 Martin Perez SP

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August 5, 2020 10:36 PM
Red Sox's Martin Perez: Five scoreless innings
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Perez (2-1) allowed four hits and three walks while striking out four across five scoreless innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Rays.

Perez allowed a double to the first batter he faced, but managed work out of the early jam with a pop up, ground out, and strike out. He faced a similar scenario in the fourth inning, but remained unscathed. Perez has given himself a thin margin for error through three starts this season, striking out 11 and walking nine across 15.2 innings. Still, he'll carry a 3.45 ERA into his next start, currently projected for Tuesday in a rematch against the Rays.

July 31, 2020 01:20 PM
Red Sox's Martin Perez: Changeup use increases
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Perez used his changeup more often in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Mets, Chris Cotillo of reports.

Aside from a minor blip in the third inning, Perez mastered the Mets, facing four or fewer batters in the four of the five innings he completed. "Great job from Martin to get us that far," said manager Ron Roenicke. "Really commanded his pitches from the first inning on. That's huge for us, to have him do that." After relying on his cutter during his first start, when the Orioles jumped on Perez for five runs in the first two innings, the left-hander threw 31 changeups (35.2 percent of his pitches) in Thursday's win, generating nine swings-and-misses on the pitch. "I had a good feeling today," Perez said. "As soon as I started throwing it and seeing those guys weren't making adjustments, I just said this is the pitch I have to stay on. I just trusted it."

July 31, 2020 03:36 PM
Red Sox's Martin Perez: Earns win over Mets
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Perez (1-1) allowed two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out five across 5.2 innings to earn the win Thursday against the Mets.

Perez pitched a fairly clean game with the exception of the third inning, when he walked two batters and hit another. That loaded the bases for Jeff McNeil, who singled into left field to drive in a pair. It was a bounce-back performance from Perez, as he had surrendered four earned runs in his first start with Boston. He'll face a tough test in his next scheduled start, which is currently projected for Wednesday at Tampa Bay.

July 25, 2020 05:44 PM
Red Sox's Martin Perez: Takes loss Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez (0-1) took the loss Saturday against Baltimore after allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks across five innings. He recorded two strikeouts.

The southpaw struggled right out of the gate Saturday and allowed all five runs during the first two frames before finding a rhythm, but the damage was already done. Perez will look for a rebound performance when he faces the Mets on Thursday.

July 21, 2020 04:20 PM
Red Sox's Martin Perez: Finishes camp strong
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Perez allowed three hits and no walks while striking out six over six shutout innings in Monday's intrasquad game, Ian Browne of reports. He threw 80 pitches (52 strikes).

Perez said he found his cutter, which he had problems with in earlier intrasquad games, and that was the difference Monday. The left-hander authored his best outing of camp in his final tuneup and will next start the second game of the season, Saturday at home against Baltimore.

July 16, 2020 08:00 AM
Red Sox's Martin Perez: Throws five innings
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Perez allowed five runs over five innings during Wednesday's intrasquad game, Christopher Smith of reports.

Perez had first-inning difficulty before settling in over the final four frames. The left-hander is expected to start the second game of the season, July 25, at home against Baltimore.

July 8, 2020 10:00 PM
Red Sox's Martin Perez: Keeps moving up
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Perez moved up to No. 2 starter behind Nathan Eovaldi with Eduardo Rodriguez's status uncertain after being diagnosed with COVID-19, Ian Browne of reports.

When Perez first signed with Boston, he was pegged as the No. 5 starter, but his importance to the rotation has increased since then. First it was Chris Sale's elbow injury, then David Price's trade to the Dodgers. And now with Rodriguez unavailable, Perez becomes a very important piece in the shortened 60-game season. The left-hander went 8-3 with a 4.26 ERA over the first half of 2019 before the bottom fell out after the All-Star break.

March 8, 2020 09:12 PM
Red Sox's Martin Perez: Much improved Sunday
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Perez allowed four hits and one walk while striking out seven in Sunday's spring start against the Twins.

Perez, who was unable to get out of the first inning during his spring debut last Tuesday, was much improved Sunday. The left-hander told Anthony Castrovince of that he followed the advice of Red Sox pitching instructors, who told Perez to focus on location, not velocity. Perez had initially been penciled in as Boston's No. 5 starter but has since moved up in the wake of the David Price trade and Chris Sale's elbow setback.

March 4, 2020 01:24 PM
Red Sox's Martin Perez: Done early
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Perez allowed six runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk over two-thirds of an inning in Tuesday's spring game against the Yankees.

Perez was done after 34 pitches but got his pitch count up by throwing another 20 in the bullpen. He chalked up the outing to bad luck, noting a lot of soft contact, Ian Browne of reports. He's penciled in as Boston's No. 3 starter and becomes a more important piece after it was learned Chris Sale is out indefinitely after undergoing an MRI on his elbow.

February 27, 2020 11:08 AM
Red Sox's Martin Perez: Solid spring debut
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Perez allowed one unearned run over two innings in his Grapefruit League debut against the Pirates on Wednesday, striking out three batters in the process. He was hitting 94-95 mph in the outing, Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Interim manager Ron Roenicke said afterward that they want to work with Perez's pitch mix this spring to help him recapture the form he showed over the first two months of last season, perhaps getting him to use his changeup more often and his cutter less frequently. "His changeup is outstanding," Roenicke said. "It's a strikeout changeup."

December 12, 2019 10:28 PM
Red Sox's Martin Perez: Latches on with Boston
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Perez signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Red Sox on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Perez spent the 2019 campaign with Minnesota, starting 29 games on the way to a 5.12 ERA and 1.52 WHIP with a 135:67 K:BB over 165.1 innings. He figures to slot in near the back end of Boston's rotation, likely behind Eduardo Rodriguez.

November 4, 2019 04:40 PM
Martin Perez: Optioned declined by Twins
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Perez's option was declined by the Twins on Monday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Perez generated a bit of buzz prior to the season due to reports of increased velocity. While he did indeed increase his fastball velocity from 92.7 mph to 94.1 mph, that didn't come with a particularly impressive level of performance, as he finished the year with a 5.12 ERA in 165.1 innings. The Twins evidently didn't feel as though that was worth one year and $7.5 million, so the 28-year-old lefty will be searching for a new home this winter.

September 30, 2019 03:56 AM
Twins' Martin Perez: Yields three runs in no-decision
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Perez did not factor in the decision against Kansas City on Sunday, pitching 5.2 innings and allowing three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five.

Perez was hardly dominant yet fell one out shy of picking up a quality start while hurling over 100 pitches for the first time since Aug. 25. The southpaw's season was a tale of two halves as he posted an 8-3 record along with a 4.26 ERA before the All-Star break but went 2-4 with a 6.40 ERA after the intermission. He finishes the regular season with a 5.12 earned run average, 1.52 WHIP and 135:67 K:BB over 165.1 innings.

September 28, 2019 06:20 PM
Twins' Martin Perez: To pitch in regular-season finale
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Perez will start Sunday's game against the Royals, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Perez will take the ball for his team's final regular-season contest. He allowed five runs over 2.1 innings in a no-decision against Kansas City in his last outing on Sept. 22.

September 23, 2019 06:32 PM
Twins' Martin Perez: Pitches poorly in no-decision
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Perez allowed five runs on eight hits with no walks and one strikeout across 2.1 innings during a no-decision against the Royals on Sunday.

The 28-year-old is limping to the finish line, as he's pitched poorly in his last three starts and four of the last five. Since Aug. 31, he owns a 9.14 ERA and has struck out just 14 with seven walks in 20.2 innings. Overall, he is 10-7 but with a 5.13 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 130 strikeouts in 159.2 innings this season. He will pitch his final regular-season game at these Royals on Saturday.

September 18, 2019 08:52 AM
Twins' Martin Perez: Peppered in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 9-8 extra-innings win over the White Sox, giving up three runs on 10 hits over 4.2 innings while striking out four.

The lefty got the hook after throwing 64 pitches (45 strikes), but Perez actually did a reasonable job of avoiding hard contact -- only one of the 10 hits by Chicago went for extra bases, and none left the yard. He'll carry a 4.92 ERA and 129:64 K:BB through 157.1 innings into his next outing Sunday, at home against the Royals.

September 12, 2019 01:12 AM
Twins' Martin Perez: Handed seventh loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez (10-7) took the loss Wednesday against the Nationals after allowing five runs on six hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked three.

Perez was lucky to get through five innings after allowing two runs in the first and three more in the third. The left-hander has a 4.89 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 125:64 K:BB through 152.2 innings and has a matchup with the White Sox on tap for Monday.

September 6, 2019 01:28 AM
Twins' Martin Perez: Moves to 10-6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez (10-6) got the win against the Red Sox on Thursday, giving up one earned run on two hits over six innings, striking out one and walking two as the Twins bagged a 2-1 victory.

Perez was blown up for seven earned over 2.2 innings in his last outing against the Tigers, but he bounced back with a quality start in this contest that allowed him to nab his 10th win of the season. It's still been an erratic campaign overall for the 28-year-old, as he's got a 4.75 ERA and 1.46 WHIP across 147.2 innings. He lines up to take on the Nationals in his next start in a Wednesday home matchup.

September 2, 2019 05:48 PM
Twins' Martin Perez: Suffers rough loss against Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez (9-6) allowed eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits with two walks and four strikeouts across just 2.2 innings while taking the loss against the Tigers on Saturday.

The veteran had an inning to forget during the third. The Tigers sent 11 hitters to the plate against Perez, and the only batter he got out was Gordon Beckham twice. This is the second time in the last five starts that Perez yielded seven earned runs in a start. Fortunately, he rebounded well after his last seven-run outing, but Perez will have to do it again to get his ERA back below 4.50. Perez owns a 4.89 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 120 strikeouts in 141.2 innings this season.

August 26, 2019 04:52 PM
Twins' Martin Perez: Strikes out five in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perez (9-5) gave up two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five through six innings to get the win over the Tigers on Sunday.

Perez has a nice outing in the quality start and recorded a nine-pitch inning to end his day in the sixth inning. Perez continues to produce soft contact, ranking in the 97th percentile of pitchers in lowest exit velocity allowed. The 28-year-old has a 4.53 ERA and 116 strikeouts through 23 starts this season. Perez will make his next start Saturday at the Tigers.

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vs New York 4.000 11.25044
vs LHB 36.200 3.930928
vs RHB 128.200 5.46058107
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