Aug 2, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez (33) tips his cap to the crowd as he leaves the game in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome Back Martin Perez
Wow, was it nice to get a quality start, and was it nice to see Martin Perez go after the Giants hitters all afternoon long. This game was a quick one, and you can thank Perez for that. The 24-year-old southpaw absolutely dominated the Giants hitters on Sunday afternoon and the way he did it made it all the more impressive.
You talk about a bounce back performance after his absolutely terrible start against the Yankees, you couldn’t hope for much more if you are a Rangers fan. Martin Perez hurled a gem for the Rangers, pitching 8 1/3 solid innings, allowing just two hits and one earned run while striking out six. In what has been just his fourth start since coming off the DL, it looked like he has finally found his groove. Texas is 25th in the league in innings pitched by starting pitchers; so having Perez go 8 1/3 was a treat. If he can work quickly and keep the ball down like he did all afternoon long, the Rangers could really have something in this 24-year-old.
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