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February 24, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Tempe, Ariz. -- Angels pitchers Dan Haren and C.J. Wilson, teammates for the first time this season, have opposed each other twice as starters in the big leagues, in 2010 and 2011, but their history actually dates back to 2001, when they squared off in a memorable college game at Loyola Marymount University. “We both threw seven or eight innings, we both hit home runs off each other, I ran over their catcher … it was my favorite game in college,” said Wilson, a former LMU star.
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April 24, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
KEY MOMENT: Brian Wilson failed to complete a ninth inning in which he gave up three hits and allowed the Phillies to break a 3-3 stalemate. Wilson gave up a two-run double to Carlos Ruiz. His night ended when he hit Ryan Howard to load the bases. Wilson was replaced by Jamey Wright, who promptly gave up a two-run single to Marlon Byrd that increased the Phillies' lead to 7-3. ON THE MOUND : Dan Haren made another solid start and could have won his fourth game if not for a fifth-inning error by first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.
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July 14, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Manager Mike Scioscia and General Manager Jerry Dipoto said they were "very encouraged" by Dan Haren's full bullpen workout Thursday in Angel Stadium, a session the veteran right-hander, on the disabled list because of lower-back stiffness, will repeat Saturday with Class-A Inland Empire. Barring a setback, Haren, who has been bothered all season by the injury, could make a minor league rehabilitation start Tuesday and join the Angels rotation for a July 22 game against the Texas Rangers in Anaheim.
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April 24, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Brian Wilson's not right and it's time to worry, baby. Everything seems a struggle for Wilson right now, and it was never more evident than Thursday night when he was charged with four runs in the ninth inning that led the Phillies to a 7-3 victory over the Dodgers before a sellout crowd of 51,699 at Dodger Stadium. Wilson hasn't looked like the Wilson who arrived late last season -- and was just short of a sensation, going 2-1 with a 0.66 earned-run average and 0.87 WHIP. He spent a 15-day stint on the disabled list with what the Dodgers called nerve irritation, but was really more for him to build up arm strength.
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November 24, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers have reached an agreement on a one-year deal with Dan Haren, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the contract won't be finalized until the right-hander undergoes a physical examination. Haren's deal could become official as early as Monday. Haren is viewed by the Dodgers as a potential fifth starter. Chad Billingsley, who underwent reconstructive elbow surgery this year, isn't expected back until May. Josh Beckett is also recovering from surgery to treat a nerve problem.
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July 31, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Angels lost an integral part of their bullpen Tuesday when left-handed reliever Scott Downs was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a shoulder strain, an injury that could sideline him for several weeks. “We're comfortable with the fact that this won't push him back too far, but he might need a couple of weeks for this to settle down,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “Right now, it's a minor issue, and we want to keep it that way.” Downs, 37, will be replaced on the roster by left-hander Hisanori Takahashi, who was called up from triple-A Salt Lake and joined the team for Tuesday night's game against the Texas Rangers.
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July 30, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Just when Dan Haren thought his back issues were behind him . . . they're back. The veteran right-hander tweaked a muscle in the right side of his back during his last start against Tampa Bay on Friday night. The injury is not in the same area as the lower-back tightness that sent him to the disabled list on July 4, but it is expected to prevent Haren from pitching Wednesday night against the Rangers. Haren played long toss Monday and hopes to throw a light bullpen session Tuesday.
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August 17, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Dan Haren will be skipped in the rotation in Boston next week, but the struggling right-hander will not be removed from the rotation completely. Manager Mike Scioscia said Friday that Haren, who was tagged for 10 earned runs and 12 hits in seven innings of his last two starts, both losses, will pitch Aug. 25 in Detroit. Ervin Santana, Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson will start against the Red Sox in a three-game series that begins Tuesday, and Zack Greinke will start the opener of a three-game series in Detroit next Friday.
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March 24, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Meanwhile, back to spring training … It's awkward, it's strange, but that's how it is for the Dodgers in 2014. After winning their first two games of the season against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia, they now go back to playing practice games. They are scheduled to have a morning workout Tuesday and an evening one Wednesday at Dodger Stadium as a prelude to their three-game Freeway Series against the Angels. Then Sunday, it's back to the real thing in San Diego. A handful of Dodgers, of course, remained behind in Arizona and continued practicing all along.
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December 4, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
It looks like Dan Haren's short tenure with the Angels is over, as the right-hander agreed to a one-year, $13-million deal with the Washington Nationals. The deal probably means the Nationals won't sign pitcher Zack Greinke, considered the plum of the free-agent market, leaving the door open for the Angels or Dodgers to sign him. Haren, 32, went 12-13 with a 4.33 ERA for the Angels last season. He struggled with a sore back throughout the season, however, and the Angels declined to pick up his one-year, $15.5-million team option.
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April 19, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 6 KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers were going down quickly against Arizona rookie right-hander Mike Bolsinger early, trailing 4-0 in the middle of the fourth. But the second time through the lineup, the Dodgers began to show significant life. After one-out singles by Adrian Gonzalez and Matt Kemp in the fourth, Andre Ethier gave the Dodgers a boost with a three-run home run. AT THE PLATE: The first hit for Gonzalez, in the fourth, extended his hitting streak to 14 games, longest in the National League this season.
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April 19, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Deep and dangerous, that was the plan. An almost embarrassing wealth of weapons. Recently, though, that mighty Dodgers offense had looked rather drowsy, looked oh-so average. After scoring 24 runs in three games in Arizona last weekend, the Dodgers had scored two, one, one and two runs in their next four. "This game is so stupid sometimes," Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said. That much ballyhooed, four-headed outfield? The four went into Saturday batting a combined .217. Not one of them was hitting better than .235 and it brought the question that maybe all this outfield platooning was affecting their offensive rhythm.
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April 18, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
KEY MOMENT: In the blooper reels, this one will live on. The Diamondbacks had the potential winning run on third base in the ninth inning, and Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz stood up for the intentional walk. But reliever Chris Withrow threw the ball over the head of a catcher standing up - yes, a wild pitch on an intentional walk. That would have been the play that cost the Dodgers the game, had Juan Uribe not forced extra innings with a home run in the bottom of the ninth. Instead, Aaron Hill's two-run single off Chris Perez in the 12th inning won the game for Arizona.
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April 13, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
ON THE MOUND: Dan Haren remained unbeaten with the Dodgers. Haren gave up nine hits and a walk in 5 2/3 innings but limited the damage to three runs. All three were scored in the third inning, which was capped by a solo home run by Eric Chavez. Haren departed from the game with the Dodgers leading, 7-3. "It was a war," Haren said. "It was one of those days. I kind of describe it like I was throwing under water. " Jamey Wright let the Diamondbacks back in the game in the seventh inning, when he gave up a three-run home run to Mark Trumbo that cut the Dodgers' lead to 8-6. Kenley Jansen struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to earn his fourth save.
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April 9, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
Josh Beckett was not great. The Dodgers do not need him to be, and that makes for a pretty great situation for the home team. Think about it. What other team could afford to employ a guy making close to $16 million as a fifth starter, with no shortage of experienced understudies behind him? In his first major league start in 11 months, Beckett lasted four innings, gave up five runs and got no decision in the Dodgers' 7-6 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday in 10 innings. He was long gone by the time Victor Martinez roughed up Kenley Jansen again.
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April 2, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres, 5-1, at Petco Park on Wednesday night to improve to 4-1 on the season. Here's a recap of the game. AT THE PLATE: Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier entered the game a combined four for 43. But the Dodgers' 3-4-5 hitters discovered their collective rhythm, as they combined for four hits and four runs batted in. Ramirez, who was one for 15 in the first four games, drove in the Dodgers' first...
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August 2, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
ARLINGTON, Texas - Dan Haren said he felt good after his bullpen workout Thursday, and the right-hander, who did not pitch Wednesday because of soreness in the right side of his back, will be inserted into the rotation for Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox. “I've made a lot of progress the last five days,” Haren said. “I didn't think me pitching in the near future was going to happen when I woke up the day after I last pitched.” Haren, who went on the disabled list for the first time in his career because of lower-back stiffness on July 5, pitched well in victories over Texas on July 22 and Tampa Bay last Friday night, but he tweaked his side against the Rays.
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March 1, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Rain fell throughout the Arizona area Saturday, forcing the cancellation of several spring games. That would have been bad news for the Dodgers, who are facing a compressed exhibition schedule because of opening the season early in Australia. But the Dodgers were able to squeeze their game in against the Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, getting their first look at veteran right-hander Dan Haren. Haren is listed as their rotation's fourth starter but could find himself starting one of the two games in Sydney, what with Zack Greinke battling a minor calf injury and the Dodgers less than eager to throw ace Clayton Kershaw.
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April 2, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Interesting approach the Dodgers are using to get the new season underway: score early, get terrific starting pitching, hang on. It has worked in four of their five games and might have worked in all five if Brian Wilson hadn't come up with a bum elbow. They pulled it off again on a chilly Wednesday night in San Diego, scoring three times in the first inning and riding an excellent first effort from right-hander Dan Haren for a 5-1 victory over the Padres. Haren was just shy of brilliant in his initial outing as a Dodger, going six strong innings.
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March 29, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
For the last time, the Dodgers could say “It's only an exhibition game.” Which for Dan Haren works out just fine. Haren did not enjoy his finest outing in the Dodgers' final spring-training game, a 6-2 loss to the Angels on Saturday in Anaheim where he pitched only two innings but made them memorable. Haren gave up six runs and six hits, including two home runs and three doubles. All is a prelude to his first start, Wednesday in San Diego. “Obviously, the results stunk, but at least I got my work in and now I'll get out there on Wednesday,” Haren said.
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