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Pirates 6, Dodgers 1

After the wild and crazy Tuesday night win, this was a nice, clean, easy victory for the Pirates, completing another series win. The Bucs finished the homestand 5-1 and are now tied with the Cardinals for 2nd in the Central, 2.5 GB of Milwaukee, and 1 GB of a wild card spot. The story of the game was really all in the first two innings. Francisco Liriano overcame two early walks...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 101: Pirates 6 Dodgers 1

If Tuesday night’s win was unnecessarily complicated for the Pirates, this one was nice and easy. Dan Haren looked terrible in the first inning and the Pirates made him pay for it; of the nine batters that came to the plate in the first, the Pirates had three hits, drew three walks, hit two hard outs, and had a sacrifice fly. The sum total of that was a four-run inning keyed by...
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates 6, Dodgers 1: Brutal Road Trip Is Brutal

By the second inning of tonight’s game, I was all but certain that we’d never see Dan Haren in Dodger blue again. His recent struggles have been well-documented, but this was something else. In the first four pitches, Haren allowed hits to Gregory Polanco and Travis Snider, then let Andrew McCutchen rip a liner that fortunately found Juan Uribe‘s glove. But then he walked Neil...
Via Dodgers Digest
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Second Half Issue: Dan Haren Wants That Vesting Option

We all think the Dodgers are going to add another starting pitcher sometime before the trading deadline, but while the popular thought is David Price — the Dodgers being one of the few teams with the prospects to get him, the bankroll to afford him, and a playoff run to make it worthwhile — that’s potentially not the right direction. Another top ace would certainly be fun...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers trade rumors- Tampa Bay Rays edition

The Dodgers could use a versatile veteran like Ben Zobrist In what might be the biggest surprise in baseball in 2014, the Tampa Bay Rays are finally bad. They haven’t been decimated by injuries, they just cannot field a competitive team in the uber competitive AL East. Currently, the Rays are 11.5 games behind the first-place Toronto Blue Jays in the East. They will be getting...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Haren’s Collapsing 2014 Dream Season

Dan Haren has now made 16 starts. His ERA is 3.83. He’s stayed healthy enough to take the ball every fifth day. If you’d been told that’s how the first three months of his season would go when he signed a mere one-year contract last November, you’d probably have been thrilled and have quickly accepted that deal. But there’s two problems with that, of course. The first is...
Via Dodgers Digest
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Padres June 20, 2014: Top that, Dan Haren

While Dan Haren has no chance of matching, or even coming close to, duplicating what Clayton Kershaw did the other night, but he can go a long way in helping the Dodgers continue they’re solid play of late. Dodgers Padres 7:10 pm PT San Diego, CA 2B Gordon RF Denorfia SS Ramirez SS Cabrera RF Puig LF Smith 1B Gonzalez...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Haren beats former team for third time this year

LOS ANGELES -- Dan Haren pitched into the seventh inning and hit a tiebreaking three-run double, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Dee Gordon hit a rare home run for the Dodgers, who are 10-3 against the Diamondbacks and 27-30 against everyone else. With six games left between the NL West rivals, this is the earliest...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Haren, Cingrani look to overcome long ball struggles

Home runs have plagued both Dan Haren and Tony Cingrani during their recent struggles. Given Haren's issues with the long ball in recent matchups with the Cincinnati Reds, the Los Angeles Dodgers might not like his chances to sort things out in Monday night's series opener. Haren (5-4, 3.50 ERA) is 0-3 with a 4.88 ERA in his last four outings, allowing seven home runs in...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals want group of prospects for Dan Haren

The Washington Nationals are willing to part with starting pitcher Dan Haren but the price will be steep. Haren, 32, passed though waivers last month and can be traded to any team. On the season Haren is just 8-11 with a 4.66 ERA and a 1.24 ERA but the 6-foot-5 right hander has thrown considerably better since the beginning of July. Since July Haren holds a 2.53 ERA and a 54/11 K...
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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