Thursday, April 12, 2012

Jonathan Broxton, Not Having A Good Day In Oakland

Via Big League Stew, former Dodger Jonathan Broxton yesterday hit two consecutive batters yesterday to blow the save and lose the game, with Oakland over Kansas City 5-4:

Jonathan Broxton's errant pitch and Jonny Gomes' ribcage made history on Wednesday.

In what was literally the wildest ending to a baseball game in almost 50 years, the Kansas City closer hit Oakland rookie Yoenis Cespedes to load the bases in the bottom of the 12th inning. Broxton then plunked Gomes just a few moments later for a walkoff hit-by-pitch, a blown save and a 5-4 A's victory at Oakland Coliseum. It was the first time in 46 years that a game ended with two straight batters being hit with pitches.

Yikes.

8 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Maybe he was TRYING to hit Gomes, in which case the pitch wasn't errant.

Franklin Stubbs said...

There are still a few enigmas in our relief corps, but I don't miss the 2011 'pen in the least.

Hideo Nomo said...

Yeah, Javy is just as capable of blowing a save, but he doesn't give me severe Tourette's like Brox did.

Hideo Nomo said...

@DB:

*plunk*
"It's supposed to be spelled 'GOMEZ,' asshole!"

Dusty Baker said...

HAH! Exactly.

He'll go after Matt Diaz next.

Fred's Brim said...

Fearing another errant pitch, the KC catcher kept his mask on even though the game was over

Jen said...

good riddance.

DelinO said...

Didn't Homer win his softball game the same way?