And so it’s come to this: The
It mattered not one bit.
The Dodgers’ mighty offense went with barely a whimper, managing only one run on five hits in the six innings thrown by White Sox right-hander
With the White Sox getting to
Haren continued his recent streak of pitching just well enough to lose. He went six innings, as he's done in all but one of his 12 starts (and he went 5 2/3 innings in the other). He gave up the four runs on six hits and a walk, though two of the hits were home runs.
It was the kind of so-so performance that has plagued Haren of late. In his first six starts, Haren went 4-0 with a 2.39 ERA. In his last five starts, he is 1-4 with a 4.65 ERA.
Haren (5-4) got into trouble in a hurry Tuesday. He gave up a one-out double in the first to
The Dodgers got one back against Noesi in the second when they loaded the bases with one out on a Kemp single, walks to
But that was it for the Dodgers' offense. They had Noesi in trouble and could not really cash in. A journeyman and fringe pitcher, he looked like an ace Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the White Sox scored a couple more against the light-throwing Haren. An Abreu groundout scored one more in the third and a Tyler Fowler home run in the fourth completed the scoring. Haren has now allowed 10 home runs in 12 starts.
All while the Dodgers could do little with Noesi, whom the White Sox had claimed off waivers from Texas on April 25. The Rangers had purchased him from the
But on Tuesday, he held the Dodgers down like he’d been doing it his entire career. And pitching a perfect last inning to pick up his fourth save this season was ex-Dodger