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Mets' patience with Perez running out

Even Ollie's most ardent supporter is dissatisfied after lefty gives up two homers

Updated: March 19, 2011, 6:38 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- One day after the New York Mets released second baseman Luis Castillo, left-hander Oliver Perez moved significantly closer to the same fate.

Perez allowed consecutive homers to Jeff Frazier and Brian Bixler, the first two batters he faced, on hanging sliders after inheriting a pair of runners from Pedro Beato in the seventh inning Saturday.

Afterward, even pitching coach Dan Warthen -- a Perez supporter -- indicated he had not seen enough from ...

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