It was a night of contradiction for
And the inning that knocked Haren out of the game, the fifth, wasn’t all that egregious. Padres leadoff man
Just like that, Haren was out of the game, having given up four runs and failing to get out of the fifth inning.
The way the Dodgers' offense was sputtering along in the early innings, those four runs were enough to seal a 6-3 San Diego victory.
Padres starter Jesse Hahn gave up just three hits and one run in six innings, striking out six. The Dodgers left nine men on base. Third baseman
The Dodgers’ didn’t make a serious offensive push until the later innings. They scored two runs in the seventh, but the rally was thwarted when
In the eighth the Dodgers had runners on second and third with no outs. The next two batters struck out, though, and a
Meanwhile, the Padres' normally tepid offense came to life against Haren and the Dodgers' bullpen. San Diego entered Friday's game averaging under three runs per game, and seven of the nine batters in the starting lineup were hitting below .230.
On Friday, the Padres looked like a different team at the plate. Their six runs off nine hits were more than enough to put away the Dodgers, a team of inconsistency in an evening of contradiction.