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Brad Penny rehab start notes

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:32 am
by thehat
Pitched with a stiff wind blowing dead away. Six strong innings, 79 pitches, 59 for strikes. Four seamer was mostly 95, touched 97. Two seamer was 91-93. Had a bunch of K's, and threw 59 strikes in those 79 pitches. Only mistake was a two seamer that sat in the middle of the zone and was crushed by Andy Tracy over the 433 sign in dead center, and which was a HR even with no wind.

Talked with him after the game, and he felt good about his performance. Obviously won't know how he feels physically till tomorrow (later today, actually).

He'll most likely be recalled and in the rotation next week, and barring any unforeseen setbacks, he's ready to be plugged right in if you own him.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:20 am
by wrveres
TY ;-D

Re: Brad Penny rehab start notes

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:26 am
by tmoney
thehat wrote:and barring any unforeseen setbacks, he's ready to be plugged right in if you own him.


Unless of course he opens with the unfavorable matchup at Coors, which at least for me he will be on my bench for. But other than that, sounds like he is making good progress. Thanks for the update. ;-D

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:26 am
by RynMan
THIS is why I come to the Cafe.
Nice work hat. ;-D

Re: Brad Penny rehab start notes

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:33 am
by thehat
tmoney wrote:
thehat wrote:and barring any unforeseen setbacks, he's ready to be plugged right in if you own him.


Unless of course he opens with the unfavorable matchup at Coors, which at least for me he will be on my bench for. But other than that, sounds like he is making good progress. Thanks for the update. ;-D


That's right, forgot about that. In fact, DePodesta's line (he was at the game this evening) was that Penny was so eager to get back with the big club that "he might be the first pitcher ever to beg for a start at Coors."

Nice catch on that, tmoney.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:42 am
by CPHFighter1
GREAT thread, hat. Impressive stuff. Nobody really knew what was going on because his injury was so rare.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:06 am
by slomo007
Thanks hat....I'm fully expecting him to rebound to semi-stud status after a couple of starts. His stuff is wicked, and he pitches in an easy division (outside of Coors anyways). Should be a great year for Penny, and now is a great time for anyone who is considering buying low. ;-)

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:11 am
by thedukeorsino
Awesome update! Your rock! ;-D

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 10:23 am
by TB13
Good stuff....thanks hat. Just one note, on Baseball Tonight it was mentioned that LA will probably not make his first start of the year be at Coors. Probably the series after that.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:12 am
by King Tim
Thanks for the report ;-D The man is gonna dominate IF healthy