That’s What “They” Say

Conventional wisdom recently has been that the Red Sox acted too soon parting ways with Brad Penny and John Smoltz after their first few starts back in the National League.

In four starts for the Giants, Penny is 3-1 allowing 11 runs (though 7 in his most recent start) in  24.2 innings while Smoltz is 1-1 in five tries with the Cardinals.  For Penny, the change in scenery has taken him through the 7th inning three times, once completing the 8th after not crossing 6 2/3 during his AL stint. The Padres may not be the greatest lineup, but the Dodgers and Phillies are both offensive powerhouses in the DH-less league.

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