Once he looked like a great one-year pickup. Once VHS was the rage.
Dan Haren started off 5-1 with a 2.84 earned-run average in his first eight starts for the Dodgers. Such a signing. Then came his next 13 starts, and a 3-7 record and 5.65 ERA.
Now the Dodgers have a real problem, and it was apparent once again in a 6-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday at PNC Park.
Haren gave up four runs in the first inning and the Dodgers never could recover, falling to 2-4 on their trip. They’re off Thursday before starting a three-game showdown series this weekend in San Francisco.
The Dodgers played a lazy game mentally and apparently are the only team in...