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It's the good Dan Haren in Dodgers' 6-2 win over Mets
It's the good Dan Haren in Dodgers' 6-2 win over Mets

What to make of Dan Haren? Smart, effective pitcher who has enough stuff and guile to still be a very effective major-league pitcher? Or a soft-tossing over-the-hill right-hander clinging to a rotation spot? These days the answer almost depends on which start Haren’s recently made. He made one Friday night against the Mets, and it was a very good one, leading the Dodgers to a 6-2 victory before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 44,374. Haren gave up a leadoff homer to Curtis Granderson and hearts stopped. It would be the bad Haren? He’s allowed the second-highest number of home runs (26) in the majors. Yet, after the homer, Haren fairly breezed. He allowed only two more hits...

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