Brad Penny looked like an ace… against the Astros

Seriously… Penny threw 7 innings with no earned runs, 3 hits and no walks against Houston.

That tells you one of two things:

Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan is an absolute genius

or

The Astros are a truly dreadful team.

I guess both can be true.

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Another day, another great Brad Penny start

OK this is absurd!
Brad Penny is 3-0?
Brad Penny has a 1.64 ERA with the Giants?
Did Brad Penny just save the Giants season?
It sure looks like he did.
Well, now there is no wiggle room.
There is no room for error.
The Giants need to win tomorrow with Lincecum on the mound against the Rockies.
Then they have to win on Tuesday against the Rockies.
Then they have to win on Wednesday against the Rockies.
A sweep of the Rockies would put the Giants 1 back in the loss column with 16 games to play.
Taking 2 out of 3 would put the Giants 3 back in the loss column with 16 games to play with no remaining head to head games with the Rockies.
One loss will more than likely sink the team in this series.
No pressure.
And then I am sure Brad Penny will have another chance to save the day.

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Is the NL REALLY that much worse than the AL????


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!

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