Categories Sox Gamers/Postmortems Yanks Gamers/Postmortems The Real Question of the Morning Post author By Paul SF Post date June 12, 2009 15 Comments on The Real Question of the Morning How on earth did Brad Penny (game score: 64) outpitch C.C. Sabathia (53) last night? ← Question of the Morning → Where Have You Gone, Julio Lugo? Sox-Phils Gamer I 15 replies on “The Real Question of the Morning” The Yankees “vaunted” offense had opportunities galore early, but could not take advantage of putting the Penny on their heels. (Don’t pennies go in the toe of your loafers?) Anyway, the (meritable) debate about what happened late shouldn’t even be necessary, had the Yankees capitalized in any one of the situations afforded by their leadoff hitters in 1-2-3. Sabathia’s game score would have looked a lot better if they had someone who could pitch the eighth. But yeah, props to Penny. He shut me up for the next two weeks, at least. Honestly, not much to complain about from Sabathia’s end last night. He pitched a great game and was left out there too long. A proper 8th inning guy and he would have had 7 innings 1 ER. The offense takes the blame on Penny not Sabathia. Sabathia’s game score would have looked a lot better if they had pitched Aceves in the 8th when it was obvious CC had nothing left There, fixed it for you Rob! Don’t worry about being shut up for two weeks Rob: Penny will be gone by Monday, guaranteed. My guess is Texas. How on earth did Brad Penny (game score: 64) outpitch C.C. Sabathia (53) last night? The law of broken clocks? How on earth did Brad Penny (game score: 64) outpitch C.C. Sabathia (53) last night? Because it was a “big game”? :) How on earth did Brad Penny (game score: 64) outpitch C.C. Sabathia (53) last night? The obvious answer: Penny is a staff ace and the Red Sox should trade him for Jimmy Rollins, Jose Reyes, Chase Utley, or David Wright. Anything less would not be worth it, as this is clearly what his value is. Cy Young, here we come! Paps fined $1,000 by MLB for “pace of game” violation Wednesday. http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2009/06/papelbon_fined.html While I understand this, what about the Yankee batters who wouldn’t get in the box in an attempt to throw off Beckett’s rhythm? Papelbon had a stomach flu the night before that, was still feeling shaky during the game, and told reporters afterwards that he was trying to take lots of deep breaths because he still wasn’t feeling 100%. I understand the reasoning behind it, but this is a silly penalty. Paps even said he probably committed a “pace of game” violation afterward, he was taking it so slowly. Does seem kind of silly. The fine is so small that it won’t discourage anyone from intentionally slowing the pace, and as IBM notes, do batters get fined for failing to step into the box in a timely manner, or — as one Yankee hitter did (Posada, I think) — stepping in the box but failing to actually adopt a batting stance in a timely fashion? Anyway, my question was definitely as the game related to Penny, not Sabathia, who pitched well. It reflects my jaw dropping in amazement when I checked the score in the fifth and saw the Red Sox leading 1-0. Here’s another salient question: How did THAT Yankee defense go 18 straight games without committing an error? If someone had told me on Monday that one game would be 1-0 in the 7th, and another would be 7-0 in the 7th, I totally would have guessed the former was the Beckett-Burnett game, and the latter the Sabathia-Penny game (with the Yankees up 7-0). Funny how things turn out. Well, the good news is that we’ll miss Penny in this upcoming series:) LOL @ Brad… apparently the Rays and Cubs are looking at Pedro. The Mets and Phillies both need pitching, but what can they offer in return? Pap did get a delay of game penalty (funny in baseball) for beginning the inning to late, not between pitches… Comments are closed.