At the top,
"We're OK," he said. "I have confidence in Danny, and I feel like Josh is doing well. So I'm not really, at this point, really concerned."
Haren compared his problems now to those of last year, when he had a 5.61 ERA through the first half of the season before a second-half resurgence. He said this stretch has been just as frustrating.
Equally as grating is the fact that he hasn't been able to pinpoint his issues. His velocity is up, and he struck out five Friday. He isn't walking many batters, but he also isn't hitting spots. Mattingly said he is leaving the ball up. And his problems have snowballed, Haren said.
He was close to dodging more damage in the fifth inning against the Padres, when
Haren said he would watch tape of his performance on Saturday to try to tease out a pattern. But so far, one has eluded him.
"I don't know," Haren said. "I'm searching right now."