April 21, 2007

Pre-Game Notes - On Their Mound

RHP BRAD PENNY (3-0, 0.89):
The 28-year-old right-hander, is entering his eighth season in the Majors and fourth with Los Angeles…he is making his 199th career start, 69th start as a Dodger and 201st career appearance
LAST TIME OUT:
Tossed 7.0 innings of one-run ball and picked up his third victory of the season against Arizona…gave up just five hits
BIG YEAR:
Set career highs in 2006 with 16 wins and 33 starts….tied for the NL lead in wins with teammate Derek Lowe, John Smoltz, Carlos Zambrano, Aaron Harang and Brandon Webb…had a career-best winning percentage of .640 COUNTRY HEAT - Became the 10th Dodger to start the All-Star game on July 11, 2006 tossing 2.0 innings and giving up just one hit, a solo homer to Vladimir Guerrero…struck out the side in the first inning (Ichiro Suzuki, Derek Jeter and David Ortiz)
AT THE BREAK:
Had a tremendous first half last year, going 10-2 with a 2.91 ERA (35 ER/108.1 IP) in 19 starts prior to the All-Star break…struck out 82 and walked just 29 over that time…went 2-0 with a 2.32 ERA (8 ER/31.0 IP) during five starts last April
AGAINST THE PIRATES:
Is 3-2 with a 4.18 ERA (24 ER/51.2 IP) in nine career starts against Arizona… went 1-0 with a 7.20 ERA (4 ER/5.0 IP) in one start against the Pirates last season
LEADERBOARD:
Is tied for the Major League lead in wins with three and is third in the MLB with a 0.89 ERA

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