Brad Is Worth Every Penny As Sox End Losing Streak

chris hurstCorrespondent IJuly 24, 2009

BOSTON - JUNE 11:  Brad Penny #36 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after striking out Hideki Matsui #55 of the New York Yankees in the sixth at Fenway Park on June 11, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Brad Penny got the start for the Boston Red Sox who have lost their last 5 games.  The Sox have the BEST home record in baseball as of now with a record of 38-14 and hope to keep it continuing for the rest of the home series with the O's.

Sox were thretaning in the first with bases loaded thanks to the good old Jason Bay with his speed and Melvin Mora waiting to long to throw the ball.  Baltimore took the lead in the second 1-0 but in the third Ellsbury tries to score from second and gets thrown out by Nick Markakis at the plate TWICE!!!  I went to the game and OH BOY did the fans think that Jacoby could make that.  The fourth inning comes around and the Red Sox start rallying and get two runs in to make the score 2-1 Boston.  At the bottom of the fifth was when the last run of the entire game took place was when J.D. Drew grounds out to first baseman Aubrey Huff and then Huff makes the throw to Cesar Izturis to get Ortiz out at second which scored YOUK!!!! 

Despite what fans may think of Papelbon, he faced six batters with 2 hits, 1 base on balls, no runs scored, while striking out 2 and closing out the game with his 25th save of the 2009 Red Sox season.  Penny gets the win and advances to 7-4 on the season while striking out 4 and only allowing one run in 6 1/2 innings of work.  Delcarmen and Okajima made an apperience both pitching around an inning. 


Lets HOPE the SOX can continue the streak and maybe this will start something new after the All Star slump!