Broxton clutch as Dodgers edge D-Backs
Perfectly miserable in Arizona on Aug. 15,
Broxton converted his ninth straight save and 34th of the season in the Los Angeles
Broxton has not allowed an earned run in his last 14 appearances since giving up back-to-back home runs to
“Everybody is going to do that sooner or later. It’s just one of those things you have to get out your mind,” Broxton said.
Boxton has five saves in the last eight days, seven in the last 13. He is 7-1 with a 2.53 ERA, striking out 102 in 67 2/3 innings.
“It’s fun,” Broxton said of the workload.
“It’s that extra adrenaline out there. Just trying to go out and get strike one. I didn’t do it enough tonight, but we were lucky enough to get out of it with the victory.”
“It’s a good sign. Most of the night, it was frustrating as all get out, there’s no question about it,”
Belliard hit a slow chopper toward shortstop, and when Vasquez slipped there was no play as Ethier scored to give the
Los Angeles remained 3 1/2 games in front of Colorado in the
Furcal had three hits, and Ethier had two hits and two RBIs.
“The old adage is what Joe preaches, which is to go out and play hard for the whole nine innings,” said Ethier, who has 94 RBIs. “Buckner played to our over-aggressiveness. Things didn’t look good. Then we turned it around and strung some hits together.”
Buckner drove in two runs with an infield single in the second and a double in the sixth that made it 4-1. It was his first career two-hit game.
“Buckner threw great. He reached back and showed us something extra. He pitched just around the strike zone enough to keep them honest, and our defense played great behind him,” Arizona manager
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