Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/9/13
Before a stint on the disabled list last month, Dan Haren was bad. Now that he's healthy, he's been unbeatable. Haren had his third straight winning start while Anthony Rendon and Ryan Zimmerman homered to help the Washington Nationals snap a four-game losing streak with a 9-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. ''That's more like it. I can sleep now,'' Nationals manager Davey Johnson cracked after Haren's latest strong outing and his offense's rare outburst. Haren (7-11) limited the Phillies to two runs and four hits over seven innings for his first career win against Philadelphia in eight starts. He struck out seven without issuing a walk. Over his last six starts, Haren has a 2.43 ERA. ''Physically I was fine. Mentally I was messed up...I couldn't have really gotten much lower than I was when I got on the DL,'' said Haren, who returned from the disabled list on July 8 after dealing with right shoulder inflammation. ''I was probably a bad start or two away from...
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