Penny goes three in camp game
Brad Penny settled down from a rough opening inning to get in his work for three innings in a Thursday morning camp game at Joker Marchant Stadium. It was his second spring outing.
The Tigers set up the game to allow Penny and Max Scherzer to get in their work on the same day. Scherzer started the regular game Thursday afternoon against the Braves at Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex.
Penny fell a home run shy of allowing the cycle in his opening inning, including a Jamie Johnson triple into the right-field corner and a Daniel Fields double in the gap. He got out of it when Fields was thrown out at third, then avoided a leadoff double in the next inning when Avisail Garcia threw out Nick Castellanos trying to take second. From there, Penny retired five of his final six batters, and struck out four of them.
Penny threw 42 pitches, 34 of them for strikes, including all 12 pitches in his third and final inning.