Seriously... are the National League hitters just incompetent?
Brad Penny was so awful in a Red Sox uniform that AL hitters were smacking him around for nearly a .300 average.
His ERA, 5.61, was a disgrace.
He went 7-8 and the only thing I can say to that is "He won 7 games????"
The Red Sox, a team in a tight pennant race, CUT HIM!
He goes to San Francisco and BAM! He's 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA and is so cocky that can get upset at individual homers hit off of him. There was no time to glower at all the people rounding the bases against him in a Red Sox uniform.
If I were an agent of ANY pitcher in the AL, I'd be banging the door of any NL team to sign my client.
Yesterday, the Giants jumped out to a 6-0 lead. They were up 9-2 when my dad, the giant Giants fan, drove my family to San Jose airport. When we were parking the car, the Padres were rallying in the 9th, cutting the lead to 9-4.
When my dad stopped the car he just looked at me and said "They're going to lose it. I can feel it."
They didn't... but it's good to see my dad's pessimism towards the Giants can't be tempered even with a 9 run outburst.
Dad! What do you have to worry about? The Giants have the great BRAD PENNY!