Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Even in National Press, Broxton Gets Barbed

Today's WSJ did a point/counterpoint piece about whether the National League will finally send the American League to defeat today, for the first time since 1996. Write Mike Sielski, who was taking the side supporting the NL, wrote this:

Over his career, the Dodgers' Jonathan Broxton has averaged more strikeouts per nine innings against AL opponents (12.3) than he has against those in his own league. Plus, this isn't the National League Championship Series, so it should be safe for him to close this game.

Nice.

The Journal also picks the AL to win, 5 runs to 4.1.

4 comments:

Greg Zakwin said...

Considering Mariano Rivera has blown bigger games on bigger stages, I eagerly await the WSJ to write about that.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

How shocked would that guy be to learn that Broxton actually has a save in the NLCS?

MR. F said...

Sigh.

Steve Sax said...

All-Star Save for Jonathan Broxton

Screw you, Wall Street Journal!