Inside the Box: D-backs miss sweep via Dodgers bullpen
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September 14, 2011: Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 2
The Diamondbacks proved they could be the classier team on Wednesday night. Gerardo Parra was at the center of a potential bench-clearing on Tuesday night when he posed after hitting a home run a few pitches after nearly being beaned by a pitch. When NL Cy Young candidate Clayton Kershaw grazed Parra on Wednesday, the situation could have resulted in a brawl. However, the D-backs held back, let Parra take his base and watched as Kershaw and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly get ejected.
Though the D-backs won the series, they did not look too hot on Wednesday. They put together five hits over their nine innings and threatened the Dodgers in the ninth by starting a small rally, but they didn’t help Ian Kennedy’s case against Kershaw in the NL Cy Young race. Despite being ejected in the sixth and a well-thrown game by starter Daniel Hudson, Kershaw still notched his 19th win of the season.
The MLB was so concerned with Tuesday’s incident that they told each team that they would keep a close eye on things on Wednesday.
#Dbacks Daniel Hudson said his understanding was that if he hit a batter he could be thrown out and possibly suspended.