Full name is Bradley Wayne Penny...he and wife, Kaci, were married in 2013 and reside in Lenexa, Kan...Graduated from Broken Arrow (Okla.) High School in 1996...an All-Metro and All-State selection his senior year...tabbed Frontier Conference Pitcher of the Year as a senior...had his uniform number retired in 2005...Owns several thoroughbred race horses and found himself in the winner's circle in 2006 at Hollywood Park in Los Angeles, when his horse, Excess Temptations, brought home a victory.
Brad didn't pitch professionally in 2013.
Signed by the Giants during the 2012 season, making 22 appearances out of the bullpen...did not pitch during the postseason for the World Champs...made one start for SoftBank in the Japanese Professional League in 2012.
Completed his first season with the Tigers in 2011 after signing with the club as a free agent during the off-season...Registered 11 wins in 31 starts for Detroit, marking the sixth time during his major league career he has posted 10-or-more wins and made 30-or-more starts...Posted a season-high three-game winning streak May 3-14, compiling a 0.83 ERA (21.2IP/2ER)...Earned the win on May 14 versus Kansas City, not allowing a walk as he worked eight innings -- marked the sixth time during his career he has pitched eight-or-more innings and not issued a walk, the first time since August 7, 2006 versus Colorado...Finished 3-1 with a 3.24 ERA (33.1IP/12ER) in five starts during May....Started the 300th game of his major league career on June 26 versus Arizona...Suffered the loss in five of his eight decisions over an 11-start stretch July 23-September 20 -- posted a 6.94 ERA (59.2IP/46ER) during the stretch...Posted a 1.61 ground ball/fly ball ratio (329 ground balls/204 fly balls) -- ninth-best in the American League...Limited lefties to a .264 batting average (92x349)...righties hit .345 (130x377) against him...Finished 6-4 with a 4.38 ERA (102.2IP/50ER) in 17 starts at home...posted a 5-7 record and 6.49 ERA (79.0IP/57ER) in 14 starts on the road...Compiled a 6-6 record and 4.50 ERA (110.0IP/55ER) in 18 starts prior to the all-star break...finished 5-5 with a 6.53 ERA (71.2IP/52ER) in 13 starts following the all-star break.
Limited to nine starts with the St. Louis Cardinals during the 2010 season after landing on the disabled list for the remainder of the season with a latissimus dorsi muscle injury on May 22 ... Finished 3-1 with a 1.56 ERA (34.2IP/6ER) in five starts during April -- seventh in the National League with a 1.56 ERA during the month, while he tied for eighth with three wins.
Began the season with Boston before being given his unconditional release on 8/31. Was signed by San Francisco to a minor league contract that same day...Earned his 100th career victory in a 6-1 win 6/17 vs. Florida, allowing just one unearned run in 5.0 innings...Had his contract purchased from triple-A when rosters expanded 9/1 and made his 1st start in SF uniform the next day at PHI. Tossed 8.0-scoreless innings, becoming just the 8th pitcher to throw at least 8.0-scoreless frames in his Giants debut...Became just the second SF pitcher in last 47 years to win his first three games. The only other pitcher to do so (since 1963) was Bill Swift, who won his first four appearances in 1992...Capped his season with his fourth career complete-game on 9/30 vs. Arizona, his first since 2005.
The Dodgers' Opening Day starter went 6-9 with a 6.27 ERA (66 ER/94.2 IP) in 19 games/17 starts. He struck out 51 and walked 42 over a career-low 94.2 innings after spending 3 separate stints on the disabled list with injuries to his right shoulder.
BREAKDOWN: Began the season going 5-2 with a 3.19 ERA (15 ER/42.1 IP) in his first 7 starts
though May 2, going at least 6.0 innings in 5 of those outings...Set a career high by winning 4
straight starts from April 16-May 2...Lost each of his next 7 decisions through June 14, logging an
8.52 ERA (41 ER/43.1 IP) in that time...Placed on the 15-day DL on June 17 (retroactive to June 15)
with mild tendonitis in his right shoulder...Made one rehab start with Triple-A Las Vegas, August
2, and returned to the big league club on August 8...Was limited to 4 games/2 starts over the
remainder of the season due to 2 more trips to the DL, going 1-0 with a 10.00 ERA (10 ER/9.0 IP)...
Was sidelined from August 14-September 10 with right shoulder inflammation...Placed on the
60-day DL on September 24, effectively ending his season.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Opponents hit .304 (112-for-368) against him, the highest mark of his career...Kept righties to a .284 (55-for-194) clip while lefthanders batted .328 (57-for-174)...Went 4-3 with a 3.89 ERA (18 ER/41.2 IP) in 8 games/7 starts against N.L. West opponents and 2-6 with a 8.15 ERA (48 ER/53.0 IP) against everyone else...Established career lows in wins, games, starts, innings, and strikeouts...Allowed 13 home runs, his most since giving up 19 in 2006.
MORE 2008 HIGHLIGHTS: Won his first career Opening Day start on March 31 vs. San Francisco, tossing 6.2 scoreless innings of 4-hit ball in the Dodgers' 5-0 victory...Returned from his first DL
stint with a 6-2 win on August 8 at San Francisco, allowing one run over 5.0 innings...Beat the
Rockies, 11-3, on April 26, allowing 3 runs over 7.0 innings...Struck out 2 in the game, the 2nd of
which, Chris Iannetta in the 5th inning, was the 1,000th strikeout of his career.
Capped off his third full season as a Dodger by finishing third in National League Cy Young Award voting and matching a career high with 16 wins against a career-low four losses...his .800 winning percentage (16-4) was the best in Major League Baseball...the .800 mark tied him with Rick Rhoden for sixth on the Los Angeles Dodger single-season list...was among the National League leaders in ERA (3.03, 3rd), wins (T-5th), innings pitched (208.0, T-9th), home ERA (3.27, 9th), road ERA (2.73, 3rd), and night ERA (2.67, 3rd)...the Dodgers were 23-10 when he took the mound...made the All-Star team for the second straight season after finishing with a 10-1 mark at the break to go along with a 2.39 ERA, which was the third best in the National League...became the first Dodger starting pitcher to be named to consecutive All-Star teams since Ramon Martinez (1990-91)...pitched a perfect inning in the Midsummer Classic...became the only Los Angeles Dodger starting pitcher to begin a year 13-1 and one of only two since 1920 to accomplish the feat, joining Don Newcombe (1955), who went 18-1...became the first Dodger to start the season 13-1 since Phil Regan in 1966 and the first Major Leaguer to start the year 13-1 since Roger Clemens was 20-1 to begin the 2001 season...tied for third in the Majors and ranked second in the NL with 26 quality starts Had a career-best-tying, eight-game winning streak from May 23-July 26...tied with Jeff Francis for the second best win streak in the NL this season, trailing just Tim Hudson's nine-game run.
Had a 2.77 ERA against the NL West, limiting the division to a .250 average...left-handers batted just .229 off him on the year...held opposing hitters to a .195 average (16-for-82) with runners in scoring position and two out...dominated the National League in April, going 3-0 with a 1.95 ERA (7 ER/32.1 IP) in five starts...began the season 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA (2 ER/21.0 IP) in his first three starts on the road...struck out a career-high 14 batters at Florida on May 7...allowed just five hits and did not walk a batter while improving to 4-0 for the first time since 2001...also helped himself at the plate, ripping a two-run single and finishing 1-for-2...his 14 strikeouts were the most by a Dodger since Chan Ho Park fanned 14 on Aug. 29, 2000 at Milwaukee...became the ninth L.A. Dodger pitcher to fan 14 or more in a game, joining Sandy Koufax (12 times), Hideo Nomo (3), Fernando Valenzuela (3), Don Drysdale (3), Park (1), Ramon Martinez (1), Orel Hershiser (1), Bill Singer (1), and Johnny Podres (1)...the last time a Dodger pitcher struck out 14 and walked zero was on Sept. 9, 1965 when Koufax pitched a perfect game against the Cubs at Dodger Stadium...his ERA never rose above 2.54 in the first half and the right-hander went at least 6.0 innings in 16 of his 18 starts while going at least 7.0 frames in nine of those outings...did not allow a home run until June 3 (70.0 IP) at Pittsburgh...prior to that had not been taken deep since Sept. 28, 2006, a span of 70.0 innings...his 70.0 homerless innings to begin the year trailed just Don Drysdale in 1967 (92.0 innings), Ron Perranoski in 1962 (89.2), Orel Hershiser in 1989 (70.2), and Jack Billingham in 1968 (70.1), according to retrosheet.org...had a great season at the plate, hitting .246 (16-for-65), which is 61 points higher than his previous career best...hit a career-high six doubles and drove in seven runs...his 16 hits were tied for sixth in the National League among pitchers...his .246 average was the fourth best by a Dodger pitcher since 1990, behind Orel Hershiser (.356 in 1993), Fernando Valenzuela (.284 in 1990), and Ramon Martinez (.273 in 1994).
Had the best year of the his eight-year Major League career, going 16-9 with a 4.33 ERA with 148 strikeouts and 54 walks...set career highs in wins (16) and starts (33)...was the starting pitcher on the NL All-Star team...Combined with Derek Lowe to give the Dodgers their first pair of 16-game winners since Orel Hershiser (23) and Tim Leary (17) in 1988...the duo became the first Dodgers to lead the league in victories since Hershiser in 1988...Was 10-2 with a 2.91 ERA (35 ER/108.1 IP) in 19 starts prior to the All-Star break...had 82 strikeouts and 16 walks...Started the Midsummer Classic in his first-ever All-Star game appearance....went 2.0 innings and struck out the side in the first frame...was the first Dodger starting pitcher to make an All-Star team since Kevin Brown in 2003...was the first to start the All-Star Game since Hideo Nomo in 1995...Had a 9-4 record at Dodger Stadium to go along with a 4.05 ERA, 82 strikeouts and 29 walks...Broke out of the gate in April, going 2-0 with a 2.32 ERA (8 ER/31.0 IP) while fanning 26 and walking just five
in five starts during the month...was 4-1 with a 3.05 ERA (13 ER/38.1 IP) over six starts in June...Made just his second career relief appearance on July 9 vs. the Giants...went just 0.1 innings and allowed a hit and a walk...Tossed 8.1 scoreless innings against the Rockies on June 9, his longest outing of the season...gave up just five hits and combined with Takashi Saito on the shutout...Registered his 1,000th career inning pitched on May 1 at Arizona...In night games, the right-hander went 11-7, with a 3.89 ERA...Won his first start of the season in the Dodgers' second game against Atlanta, going 5.0 innings and giving
up just one run on five hits while striking out a season-high eight batters...In 12 of his 33 starts, went 6.0 innings or more and allowed just two earned runs or less...Went 5-0 against Colorado, becoming the first pitcher to beat the Rockies five times in a season and the first
Dodger since Orel Hershiser in 1988 (Braves) to beat an opponent on five occasions...Went 1-1 in Interleague Play, including a victory over the Angels in which he went 7.0 innings and yielded
just one run and seven hits while fanning six...Had a solid season at the plate, hitting .185 (12-for-65) with three doubles, five RBI and five sacrifice bunts...the 12 hits were a career high...On June 6, visited the Salesian Boys & Girls Club with teammate and fellow Oklahoman Matt Kemp, where they spent time with youngsters in the newly renovated Dodger playroom...On July 22, took part in the Women's Initiative & Network (WIN) clinic at Dodger Stadium...Came out of the bullpen and took the loss in Game 1 of the
National League Division Series against the Mets...gave up two
runs, two hits and two walks while striking out one in his 1.0 inning
Logged 175.1 innings in 29 starts for the Dodgers and posted a 3.90 ERA, but had just seven wins to show for his efforts becoming the only pitcher in the Major Leagues who pitched more than 175.0 innings this season who posted so low an ERA on his way to so few victories ... Was 7-9 with a 3.90 ERA (76 ER/175.1 IP) in 29 starts with 122 strikeouts and 41 walks ... In 15 starts in the first half, was 5-5 with a 3.43 ERA, 56 strikeouts and 16 walks ... In nine of his starts, pitched 6.0 or more innings and allowed just one earned run ... Had a 5-2 record at Dodger Stadium with a 3.06 ERA (30 ER/88.1 IP), 61 strikeouts and 18 walks ... Made six starts in May and had a 3.15 ERA (14 ER/40.0 IP)...was 2-1 in July in six starts with a 3.12 ERA (12 ER/34.2 IP), 27 strikeouts and 12 walks ... Allowed one walk or less in 18 of his 29 starts...did not commit an error during the season ... Had a streak of 41 consecutive innings without allowing a home run (June 10-July 19) snapped by the Phillies'
Pat Burrell in the second inning on July 19 ... In 12 starts against NL West Division rivals, had a 4-2 record with a 2.97 ERA (22 ER/66.2 IP) ... Started the season on the disabled list recovering from a bicep injury he originally sustained in August 2004 and re-injured in September 2004 ... Picked up his first win of the season and 50th of his career on April 30 against Colorado in a 7-3 Dodger victory as he allowed four hits and struck
out four in 6.0 innings ... Tossed eight scoreless innings against Arizona on July 1 at Dodger Stadium and combined with reliever Franquelis Osoria to blank the Diamondbacks, 7-0...allowed three hits, one walk with seven strikeouts and
retired the last 14 batters he faced ... Hurled his third career complete game, edging the
Mets and Pedro Martinez, 2-1, on Aug. 14... allowed one run, 10 hits and no walks, while striking out a season high nine...it was his first complete game since April 4, 2002, when he pitched a four-hit shutout against Montreal ... Had to leave his final start on Sept. 21 at Arizona after just 10 pitches with muscle tightness in his right
Acquired by the Dodgers on July 30 in a six-player trade with the Florida Marlins ... Had his season end after just three starts with the Dodgers due to a right biceps injury ... Was 9-10 with a 3.15 ERA in 24 combined starts for the Dodgers and the Marlins ... Was 1-2 with a 3.09 ERA (4 ER/11.2 IP) with the Dodgers ... Allowed three runs or less in 17 of his 21 starts with the Marlins and two of three with Los Angeles ... In his 10 losses received 12 runs of support ... Struck out 10 batters in a game three times (April 13 at Montreal, June 12 at Detroit and June 18 at Texas) ... Opponents hit just .154 in his three Los Angeles starts ... Was 6-4 with a 3.06 ERA in 12 home starts ... Made his first start with the Dodgers on Aug. 3 vs. Pittsburgh, winning the decision 3-2 while throwing 8.0 scoreless innings and allowing just two infield hits ... His 8.0 shutout innings were the most by a pitcher making his Dodger debut since Pedro Astacio pitched a
complete-game shutout on July 3, 1992.
Set career highs with 14 victories and 32 starts as he posted a 14-10 record with a 4.13 ERA ... Tied Mark Redman and Dontrelle Willis for the Marlins' team lead in victories ... Tossed 196.1 innings, 8.2 innings shy of his career best 205.0 in his 31 starts in 2001 ... Was tied for third in the National League with 13 night victories and tied for fourth in night winning percentage
at .765 ... Compiled 18 quality starts on the season as he pitched at least 6.0 innings in 24 of his 32 starts ... Went 6-3 in his 14 home starts including a 4-0 mark in his last five ... Hit two home runs on the season, one of seven pitchers with multiple home runs, on his way to posting a career high eight RBI ... Collected the win in Florida's NLCS-clinching victory on Oct. 15 at Chicago (NL) ... Went 2-0 with a 2.19 ERA in two World Series starts, becoming the first pitcher since 1963 to defeat the Yankees twice in the World Series, joining former Dodgers Johnny Podres (1955) and Sandy Koufax (1963), Bob Gibson
(1964) and Randy Johnson (2001).
Posted an 8-7 record with a 4.66 ERA in 24 starts, helping the Marlins to a 14-10 record in those starts ... Tossed his second career complete game four-hit shutout at Montreal on April 4, his first start of the season ... His first career complete-game shutout came on April 21, 2001, also against the Expos ... Went 3-0 with five no-decisions over an eight-game undefeated streak (July 20-Aug. 31) over which time he pitched
49.1 innings while allowing 15 earned runs for a 2.74 ERA ... Opponents hit at a .263 clip in his 14 post All-Star Break starts ... Collected a season-high 10 strikeouts on Aug. 9 at Arizona ... Pitched for the 2002 Major League Baseball All-Stars in Japan during the offseason.
Won 10 games and posted a 3.69 ERA, lowest among Marlins starters, while also setting career highs in innings pitched (205.0) and strikeouts (154) ... Established new club records for strikeouts in a game (13 vs. Montreal on June 26) and consecutive starts with out a loss (17, July 4, 2000-May 30, 2001) ... Went 8-0 with a 4.06 ERA over the 17 starts, allowing 49 ER in 108.2 innings pitched ... Ranked third in the N.L. with a 2.27 home ERA while holding hitters to a .202 (78-for-387) batting average ... Tossed 28.0 consecutive scoreless innings against the Expos, going 4-0 with a 0.30 ERA in four starts against
Montreal ... Allowed one hit in three different starts, in combined one-hitters on June 16 vs. Tampa Bay, June 26 vs. Montreal, and August 9 vs. Arizona ... Tossed his first career complete-game shutout on April 21 vs. Montreal, holding the Expos to four singles while fanning eight ... His April 21 complete-game shutout against the Expos was the quickest game in Marlin history, one hour 54 minutes.
Finished second in voting for the Marlins' Rookie of the Year by the South Florida Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) ... Posted an 8-7 record and a 4.81 ERA in his first Major League season ... Ranked second among NL rookies in winning percentage (.533), third in wins, tied for fourth with 22 games started
and was sixth in both innings pitched (119.2) and strikeouts (80) ... Became the second Marlins starting pitcher to earn a win in his Major League debut, defeating Colorado 4-3 on April 7 ... Was rated the No. 22 prospect in baseball byBaseball America
Combined with Luis Arroyo for the first no-hitter in Portland history in his first game in the Marlins' organization on Aug. 8 ... Went 1-1 with a 1.64 ERA and a league-leading 36 strikeouts in eight starts for Scottsdale of the Arizona Fall League ... Received the most votes (14) in league's 1999 managers and coaches poll ranking the top two players at each position ... Chosen as one of 11 pitchers to play for the U.S. in the All-Star Futures Game at Fenway Park on July 11 ... Named the No. 4 prospect in the Marlins' organization by Baseball America
Named the California League Pitcher pf the Year and MVP by Baseball America
after posting a 14-5 record, 2.96 ERA and 207 strikeouts in 164.0 innings pitched for Single-A High Desert ... Led the league in wins (14) and strikeouts (207) ...
Named as the right-handed pitcher on the Topps/NAPBL Class A All-Star team ... Ranked as the No. 5 prospect in baseball by Baseball
following the 1998 season.
While with Single-A South Bend was selected as Arizona's Organizational Pitcher of the Month in July and August.
Ranked fourth in the Arizona Summer League in ERA
(2.36) ... Named Arizona's Organizational Pitcher of the Month in August.