Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Post-Game 121 Thread: Major Surprise

The H is for horse. I mean Haren!

DODGERS 4, BARVES 2

Who are you, Dan Haren? After pulling away for the title of "worst starting regular pitcher" for most of the season, Haren has suddenly thrown two consecutive QualityStart™s, and against good teams: the Angels and today the Barves. Mike Minor was saddled with the loss.

Down the stretch, Haren had help from a stable of relievers, including Wilson, Howell, League and Kenley. Offensively, Puig and Kemp contributed RBIs, but the Dodgers rode the bat and legs of Darwin Barney, who had a second-inning RBI and also created an insurance run in the eighth in a sequence that included an error and a wild pitch.

Dodgers for the win! Giants remain mired in second place. Good show!

8 comments:

Orel said...

CHW 2, SF 0, bot 3rd

Steve Sax said...

mid-6, still CWS 2, @SF 0

Steve Sax said...

2-0 White Sox through seven innings.

Orel said...

Giants tie it up in the 9th. Boooooo

Orel said...

6

Fred's Brim said...

WOOP

Fred's Brim said...

Haren looked good tonight, not dominant like vs California, but much better than expected. Puig looks off, like he's hiding an injury or something else is going on

Fred's Brim said...

And Barney did not disappoint in the field. There are a couple of great highlights on MLB.com but he had another that SVS spoiled. In the 8th, he dove and stopped a ball right up the middle, made a great acrobatic throw and SVS just plain missed it, like he closed his golve too soon or something. SVS made up for it by starting a 3-6 double play on the next play