Dodgers 6, Mets 2: Dan Haren’s Adventurous Night

After three pitches, it looked like we were getting the Same Ol’ Dan Haren tonight. The first two pitches to the Mets’ leadoff hitter Curtis Granderson missed the plate, then Granderson hit the third pitch about 380 feet into the right field bullpen. The Mets were up 1-0 before the seats were warm. …and that…


Padres 4, Dodgers 1: The Dog Days Of August

This game was pretty bad, and I’m annoyed at everyone that I actually stayed up to watch it. Roberto Hernandez pitched basically how you’d expect a fungible starter to pitch, which is to say, he lasted only five innings, allowing 10 baserunners and four runs (three earned). Here’s why that run was unearned, thanks to…


Brewers 6, Dodgers 3: The Wrong Stuff

Zack Greinke came into today’s game against the Brewers having struggled in his last two starts, giving up nine runs (seven earned) in the 13 innings of work, and Greinke labored again today. In five innings of work, he threw 99 pitches and walked five before being removed for a pinch-hitter. Of course, Greinke also…