// Brad Penny

Penny Gets Rocked in First, Sox Drop Second Game in a Row

The A’s jumped out to an early lead, thanks to the leadoff homerun by Adam Kennedy and didn’t look back all night. Brett Anderson put in a solid performance for Oakland, going six innings allowing only three runs on four hits and eight strikeouts. Penny got off to a rough start, allowing five runs in […]

Sox Bats Starting to Wake Up?

The Red Sox suffered quite the overall team slump when it came to hitting the ball this past week. The end of the Blue Jays series and trip to Texas saw the Sox lose four times in a row (five times overall) and fall out of first place, behind the Yankees. However, the bats finally […]

Sox Return to Winning Ways, Beat O’s 3-1

In the midst of a five-game losing streak, the Red Sox needed some Fenway magic to help steer the ship. Behind strong pitching and dazzling defense, the Sox were able to take out the Orioles 3-1. Entering the game with the worst road record in the American League, Baltimore stood at a season-worst twelve games […]

A Penny Saved is a Penny Lost

As every day trader knows, the key to success is having a knack for buying low and selling high. As far as Brad Penny is concerned, the Red Sox have likely missed their chance to execute this most basic of strategies. Signing Penny was an excellent move. Although coming off an injury-plagued season, it was […]

Wasteful Red Sox Squander Chances

It was the kind of matinee you’d rather not take the kids to see. The Red Sox were poor in all phases of the game today, losing 6-2 at Toronto. The bats? Boston was 1-12 with runners in scoring position. The pitching? Brad Penny was woeful, giving up eight hits and six earned runs through […]

Will the Real Clay Buchholz Please Stand Up?

So who is Clay Buchholz, really? Is he the guy who threw a no-hitter against the Orioles in his second Major League game, or is he the guy who went 2-9 with a staggering 6.75 ERA last season? So far this year, Buchholz has looked more like the former, albeit against Triple A competition. With […]

Red Sox 2009 Midseason Report Card: Pitching

2009 Red Sox Midseason Report Card: Pitching | Hitting | Management It’s been a year of ups and downs for the Red Sox pitching staff so far this season. We’ve had our top two pitchers struggle out of the gate only to find their strides and dominate for the last two months. We’ve had our […]

Sox Bullpen Falters Again Vs. Mariners

Jason Varitek provided the only runs at Fenway Park on Independence Day against the Mariners, hitting a two-run home run in the second off Garret Olson. Tek’s HR would be just one of the four hits Olson allowed. The Mariners lefty went 6 1/3 innings, striking out five and walking four. With the game tied […]

Braves Prevent Sweep, Beat Boston 2-1

The Sox came into Sunday’s game against Atlanta looking to take down the young sensation Tommy Hanson. Apparently Hanson didn’t get the memo. Instead, the Atlanta rookie silenced Boston’s bats with six shutout innings en route to his fourth win as the Braves defeated Boston 2-1. The Sox couldn’t produce any offense for Brad Penny who gave […]

Red Sox Smash Nationals 11-3

The Red Sox arrived in Washington, D.C., and with them came a record-setting 41,517 fans to the new Nationals Park. Playing in what became their home away from home, the Red Sox knocked around Nats pitchers all night for 17 hits in an 11-3 win. Jason Bay and Jacoby Ellsbury each finished with four hits […]

Why the Red Sox Have Beaten the Yankees

I’d prefer to title this “How the Yankees have had bad timing against Boston.” Yes, it’s well documented that the Yankees have lost all eight meetings so far against the Red Sox. But, I think we need a further examination as to why the Red Sox have won all eight games to see if we […]

Penny Wins 100th in Fenway’s 500th Straight Sellout

Brad Penny won his 100th game as a major leaguer, tossing five innings and allowing just one unearned run in Boston’s 6-1 victory over the Marlins. He gave up three hits and four walks, and lowered his ERA to under 5.00 (now 4.94) for the first time since his first Red Sox start (when he had a 4.50 ERA). Penny’s milestone came […]

Sox Rally to Move to 8-0 Against Yankees in 2009

In a game many thought the Yankees would finally beat the Red Sox, Yanks ace CC Sabathia was slated to face Sox No. 5 starter Brad Penny. Penny turned in by far his best start of the season, out-pitching Sabathia in his six shutout innings to help the Sox earn the 4-3 win, their eighth […]

Should the Red Sox Trade Brad Penny?

The Red Sox have a great problem on their hands. They have a strong five-man rotation with two pitchers (Clay Buchholz and John Smoltz) knocking on the door and ready to contribute right away. The logical move would be to trade Brad Penny, but why fix something that isn’t broken? SoB’s Mike offers his take. […]

Millwood Leads Rangers Over Red Sox

The first place Texas Rangers rolled into Fenway Park for a weekend series on Friday night, having lost their last eight games in Boston. But, those were the old Rangers with their customary awful pitching. This season, they’ve turned a new leaf, behind the strong arm of Kevin Millwood, who happened to be on the […]