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Franklin Blows Another, Broxton Taking Punches

Franklin Blows Another, Broxton Taking Punches

It wasn’t pretty in the ninth inning slugfest between Ryan Franklin and Jonathan Broxton.  The game between the Cardinals and Dodgers was 0-0 going into the ninth inning.  Both teams deployed their closers and the game ended 2-1.  It’s fair to say that Trevor Miller entered the ninth for the Cardinals and promptly gave up a double to Andre Either. SO Crazy Eyes La Russa brought in his crack closer with the tying run on second … Read entire article »

Filed under: Jason Motte, Jonathan Broxton, Ryan Franklin

Fast Start, Slow Start Closers

Fast Start, Slow Start Closers

We have almost two weeks wrapped up in the 2011 MLB season and there have been some pleasant surpirses within the ranks of closers and some dismal dissappointments. Let’s start with the pleasant surprises. Jonathan Broxton – Broxton was left for dead by the fly-by-night experts.  Granted he isn’t his old self and very well never will be, but he is still an elite closer on a team that uses it’s closer often.  He hasfive … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brian Fuentes, Chris Perez, Craig Kimbrel, Drew Storen, Fernando Rodney, Huston Street, Joe Nathan, Joel Hanrahan, Jonathan Broxton, Jordan Walden, Ryan Franklin, Sean Burnett