Tag:Brad Penny
Posted on: August 5, 2009 11:43 pm

Two-Game Sweep in St. Pete

The Red Sox started off decently, but then fell out-of-whack with the terrible start by Brad Penny.  He was decent earlier in the season, but now he's just a liability, like Smoltz and Clay Buchholz.  Yeccccccccccch.

In other news, the Astros lost the series against San Francisco after another dreadful pitching performance.  Brian Moehler was the culprit this time; he started off just fine, but then let it get away later in the game.  The bullpen wasn't much help either.

Felipe Paulino might be getting another start, and it looks like Bud Norris will get at least one more too.  That's probably good news in Norris' case (though I hedge because rookies can be unpredictable).  In Paulino's case, it's just a matter of how he'll lose.
Category: MLB
Posted on: July 25, 2009 12:19 am

Hampton Homers, Astros Defeat Santana

After successfully sweeping the Cardinals, the Astros got a night off before facing the New York Mets starting tonight at Minute Maid.

Johan Santana started for the Mets and looked a bit off from the beginning.  Mike Hampton wasn't exactly at his best, but got the win thanks to some help from the bullpen and Hunter Pence's timely outfield assist.

Chris Coste had the big hit, a 2-run double that scored Pence and Pudge Rodriguez.

In other news, the Red Sox finally broke their losing streak, beating Baltimore 3-1.  Brad Penny got the win, and is now 7-4.  How much longer he's with the team is anybody's guess.  Personally, I wouldn't get rid of pitching depth.  But that's just me.
Category: MLB
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