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As answers elude Dan Haren, Dodgers face hole in rotation's back half
As answers elude Dan Haren, Dodgers face hole in rotation's back half

Dan Haren fiddled his thumb and cracked his knuckles restively in the Dodgers' clubhouse. Approaching the All-Star break, Haren hasn’t pitched to his expectations, and perhaps he is starting to grow restless. The Padres, the lowest-scoring team in the league by a significant margin, tagged Haren for four runs in four innings in the Dodgers’ 6-3 loss Friday night. And with Josh Beckett out, the Dodgers' rotation is beginning to look top-heavy, like a seesaw that tilts one way. At the top, Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu are a formidable trio. After that, Beckett has been a pleasant surprise this season, but he was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a hip injury. And...

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