Manuel weighing his options for Perez

Lefty's future up in the air after historically bad outing vs. Giants

Updated: May 10, 2010, 10:36 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Oliver Perez needed to be unhittable in a matchup with reigning National League Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum.

Not like this, though.

The New York Mets left-hander walked seven batters on Sunday, one shy of his career high, and hit another with a pitch before manager Jerry Manuel pulled him with the bases loaded and one out in the fourth inning. Although Perez allowed only two hits, he ultimately was charged with four runs in what became a 6-5 loss to the San Francisco Giants ...

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