Friday, August 08, 2008

The Hefty One Has No Excuses

Now would normally be a good time to make a rude comment about the shape of Brad Penny's person.  Everyone knows professional athletes shouldn't be shaped like avocados, but the 6'4'' 290 pound Jonathan Broxton's dietician may have something to say about that.  In six save opportunities since Takashi Saito's injury, Broxton has saved all six, allowing 1 run on 2 hits while striking out 10 in 6 2/3 innings.  The 6'4,'' mere 260 pound Penny now has no excuses.

The heavyset Dodgers pitcher returns to action tonight against the Giants, as he tries to build upon his formidable 5-9 record.  Nothing short of a complete game shutout should be expected.