Cardinals pitcher Brad Penny, who was a big question mark coming into the season, has pitched excellent in his first two starts.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
With the season a few weeks in there have been several fantasy surprises thus far. As I previously mentioned in my last post, Jon Lester has started the season with horrific numbers. That continued today as Lester yet again got rocked, this time by a very good Tampa Bay Rays team. Lester's line: 6IP 7 earned 3 BB 5 K and 2 HR allowed. This raises Lester's ERA to a whopping 8.44. These numbers are sure to send many fantasy owners panicking as many vie Lester as a front of the line guy. On the opposite end of the spectrum is Brad Penny, After starting last season poorly, Penny has come out of the gate hot this season. In 2 starts Penny has only yielded 1 ER en route to a 1-0 record thus far. If Penny continues pitching this well expect a large number of wins, as Penny pitches for a very good Cardinals team. The one area you cannot count on from Penny are K's Through the first 2 games, Penny has only tallied 8 outs way of the K. Offensively Brave's second baseman Martin Prado is off to a torrid start. Prado leads the league with a .442 average so far on the young season. He has already compiled 7 multi-hit games. Today Prado went 1-4 with an RBI and a run scored, but will be mostly be remembered for this collision with the second base umpire.