November 1, 2014

Broxton, Dodgers Roll Through NL West

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Let’s face it, things are pretty damn good in Dodgertown right now: the sun is shining, it’s going to be near 90 degrees today, the team has reeled off seven straight wins, the starting pitching has been solid (a combined 3.26 ERA for the staff as a whole; third best in the NL), Ethier’s super hot (4 HRs and 13 RBI), the team is hitting .284 (second in the NL) and Manny’s starting to find his swing with a pair of bombs yesterday.

Probably the most exciting performances is that of Jonathan Broxton: six games, four saves, 11 strikeouts, a 1.35 ERA and a 0.15 WHIP.  Are you kidding me?  Not sure Brox can keep that sort of pitching all year, but you’ve got the love the fire this team is playing with. 

Sure, things are fantastic right now, but how much of this is the team, and how much of this is the traditionally anemic play of the clubs in the NL West?  I think the real litmus test will be when we play the NL Central and the Eastern teams.  But for now, I’m going to enjoy the ride, and hope that James McDonald can get in on all of the positive mojo and complete the sweep of the Rockies.