Suffice to say being at last night’s game was horrific, since I was just there as a fan. And I was surrounded by Giants fans. And I was with my brother, who was basically in town for this game. And that’ll be the only game I get to see with him all year, unless the Dodgers make the playoffs.
Anyway, strange managerial decisions and gaffes aside, Jonathan Broxton threw 12 pitches last night before the Mound Incident That Shall Never Be Mentioned Again and it’s likely Broxton’s on the verge of being broken.
Sunday's game was a disaster and Broxton had to pitch 44 pitches to end it. There wasn't much to be said after Sunday's game, it was just a crushing loss. Broxton, it turns out, had the stuff, he was just getting hit (more on why he was getting hit after the jump). He threw his heater in excess of 100 for the first time all year and had some amazing movement on it. My first thought was maybe the Cardinals got lucky, and Broxton's BABIP would suggest that too.
But as the numbers suggest, it may be that Broxton's fastball isn't working as an out-pitch anymore.
You can read the full post with charts and graphs and fun looking numbers over here: