There can be no other explanation for what happened last night. I wrote this yesterday: “Dan Haren pitches tonight. God Help Us!” So, the Big Dodger in the Sky says, “I’ll teach that stupid Timmons a thing or two,” and Dan Haren proceeds to flirt with a perfect game.
Tommy Lasorda said it best: “The only Angels in Los Angeles are in Heaven, and they’re looking down on the Dodgers.” They had to be last night! Dan Haren saved his sport in the rotation and most likely, his roster spot, but it might cost the Dodgers $10 million dollars if he keeps it up. If he had another lousey outing last night, there was a chance he could have been DFA’ed. It’s no longer an issue… at least for 2 or 3 more starts. It was another huge win.
Rants & Raves
- Who says Justin Turner can’t keep up his hot hitting? Not him! He’s at .314!
- Corey Seager was 2-4 with his first AA homerun. He is working himself into the picture for next year. He is hitting .339 at AA – no drop-off from moving up a level!
- Is Chone Figgins really gone? Maybe. Maybe not!