Ok, so Brad Penny isn't exactly the pitcher you want out there trying to break your team's longest losing streak in two years, and while the Orioles — against whom the Sox are 6-1 this season — may seem like the perfect tonic, we need not remind you about what happened the last time these clubs got together. It wasn't pretty.
Ultimately, though, the problem with the Sox isn't Brad Penny, nor is it the fear of giving up 10 unanswered runs to the Orioles. It's the anemic offense. We all know the Sox love to hit in Fenway. But they don't love hitting against unknown pitchers like Brad Bergesen, who shut them down for eight innings last time. (Penny, by the way, was torched by the Orioles in his last start against them).
So see the ball. Hit the ball. End the misery. Comment away.