After a rather poor performance in Cincinnati last weekend, Dan Haren came into tonight’s game looking to make a better impression to the home crowd. While he wasn’t great, he did exactly what you need your fifth starter to do: keep your team in the ballgame.
Haren’s 1st inning was a preview to how most of the evening would go for Dan. After a strikeout and a flyout on six pitches, Alex Rios doubled and advanced to third on a wild pitch before Adam Dunn grounded out to second. Not a disastrous inning, as the job did get done, but it was far from ideal as he ended up throwing 17 pitches in the inning.Read More