He gave up a home run on a 2-2 fastball to his first batter (David Mailman), but settled down after that. John Farrell said Penny felt strong, was aggressive, and experienced no pain. Over at the Sox Prospects discussion board, Cem21 charted pitches for Penny's first inning and posted:
Penny looked to be throwing pretty effortlessly and had good command of his fastball. His curveball had pretty good action and he dropped it in for a couple of strikes. More of an aggressive side session, but looked pretty successful in achieving the goal. Next step getting him into a game.Penny is expected to throw about 45 pitches in his next appearance on Wednesday. The Red Sox will need a fifth starter on April 12, four weeks from this Sunday.