Tough Start for Dan Haren

Dan Haren might be the unluckiest guy in baseball this year. First, he starts the year 0-3 while giving up only four total runs in three starts combined. But this week was the real cake topper. First, he leaves Tuesday’s start after 7 innings with a 5-1 lead only to have the bullpen blow the lead by giving up 5 runs in the 8th. Then, on Sunday, he leaves after 7 with a 6-1 lead, only to have the bullpen blow the lead by giving up 5 runs (again!) in the 9th this time. Then, amazingly, that same bullpen, which couldn’t hold 9 runs worth of leads in only three innings of Haren’s starts, goes on to pitch a nine-inning combined no-hitter from the 10th to 18th innings. Mind-boggling. I am glad I did not subject myself to watching this 18 inning affair. San Diego and Arizona really suck at offense. I mean seriously. Dodgers might be the most overrated team in baseball because their schedule against the NL West is as soft as a nutsack.

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