Daily Archives: May 24, 2014

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Phillies 5, Dodgers 3: One Game, Two Harens

Dan Haren‘s start of today’s 5-3 Dodger loss can be divided into two halves. The first “half,” the first two innings, required 57 pitches. The second “half,” the last four innings, required 58 pitches. The combination of the two halves was a microcosm of Haren’s 2014 season thus far – he made it through six innings despite allowing…

Dodgers @ Phillies May 24, 2014: Matt Kemp, Benched Again

This morning, I wrote about whether Matt Kemp‘s defense in center field had deteriorated to the point that Andre Ethier was actually now the best option there. Peter Gammons liked it. Now, we’ve learned that Ethier is starting over Kemp for the second day in a row, and what was a “thing” has quickly turned…