Wednesday, June 17, 2009
PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS?
With players on this team who have names like Penny, Bay, and Green; the plays on word truly are endless.
The Red Sox celebrated their 500th consecutive home sellout with a nice 6-1 defeat over the Florida Marlins. Brad Penny went 5 innings for the win, and Dustin Pedroia had 3 hits and 3 RBI.
Penny's start was one of the most fortunate outings I've seen a Red Sox starter have. Allowing 3 hits and 4 walks in 5 innings is almost Matsuzakan. And a pair of hard hit shots belted Hanley Ramirez and Jorge Cantu in the 5th luckily found Red Sox gloves.
I'm honestly not too impressed with Penny, and think he'll be the odd man out when it comes time to decide on 5 starters.
How cool was it that the Sox got their 500th sellout in a row on the 49th anniversary of Ted Williams' 500th homerun?
The Man of the Game:
Dustin Pedroia - 3 for 5, double, 3 RBI
The Sox go for the sweep Thursday night. Jon Lester faces Ricky Nolasco, who is 2-6 with a 7.62 ERA.
AP Photo/Elise Amendola