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Haren will pitch Saturday but will be on a pitch count and inning limit, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.
There was speculation that Haren would be held out of Saturday's start altogether with the division already clinched, but the team decided to go a different route. With Hyun-Jin Ryu's status still unclear for the postseason, Haren may be in line to start Game 3 of the NLDS if he can't go.
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Haren, who is currently in line to start Saturday's game against the Rockies, might not get the start given that the club has clinched the NL West title, the Dodgers' official site reports.
Haren could be needed for Game 3 of the NLDS given the uncertain status of Hyun-Jin Ryu's shoulder. Either way, it appears unlikely Haren will go deep into the game even if he does get one more regular season start.
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Haren crossed the 180 innings mark in Monday's loss to the Giants, thus triggering his $10 million player option for 2015.
Haren has had some ups and downs this year, but he now has a 1.89 ERA in his last six starts to lower his overall ERA to 4.03. At 34, he could have one more multi-year deal coming his way given the strong finish, and with Josh Beckett off the books this winter, look for the Dodgers to make every effort to bring him back.
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Haren allowed two runs (one earned) on only one hit with no walks and seven strikeouts in an extra-inning loss Monday to the Giants.
Haren's stellar outing was ruined by poor defense, as the Dodgers committed three errors and could have easily been credited with two more. Aside from a hiccup in Colorado, the riht-hander has been outstanding over his last six starts and sports a 1.89 ERA over that span. Haren will cap of the regular season versus the Rockies this weekend.
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Haren threw a bullpen session at Wrigley Field on Friday, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.
Haren is now in a routine that would set him up to pitch a big game Monday against the Giants. Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) was previously tossed around as a potential candidate to make that Monday start, but Don Mattingly called that notion "a stretch" on Thursday. With Ryu likely out of the mix, Haren is now set to take the hill in what could be a deciding game in the final NL West standings. Although Haren was touched up for five earned runs his last time out in Colorado, he had allowed just two earned runs over his previous four starts combined.
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Haren is currently slated to pitch Sunday against the Cubs, but he could be held back for Monday's opener against the Giants, the Dodgers' official site reports.
Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is another option for Monday, but he's iffy at best to be ready for that start it appears. Stay tuned.
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Haren (13-11) took the loss on Tuesday night against the Rockies, as he gave up five runs on four hits in five innings pitched.
It was only a matter of time before Haren would get himself into trouble, considering the nice run of starts he had. Although Haren only gave up four hits in the game, they were costly. The Dodgers' hurler allowed a two-run homer to Corey Dickerson in the fourth inning and also let a wild pitch get by him for another run. Haren (4.14 ERA) will try to get back on track for the Dodgers as he faces Travis Wood and the Cubs on Sunday.
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Haren (13-10) hurled seven shutout innings Wednesday in a win over the Padres, scattering four hits while walking one and striking out five.
Haren has allowed only two runs in 26 innings (0.69 ERA) over his last four starts. The veteran right-hander will try to keep it going in the thin air of Colorado on Tuesday.
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Haren grabbed his 12th win of the season on Friday against the Diamondbacks as he pitched six strong innings, while only allowing one earned run on four hits with six strikeouts.
Before Haren's excellent run of starts, he was really struggling to stay afloat in the Dodgers rotation. As of August 1, Haren has lowered his ERA from 4.76 to 4.17 while allowing no more than three runs in any game since. Look for Haren to next take the mound on Wednesday against the Padres.
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Haren will start Friday, rather than Wednesday, MLB.com reports.
The Dodgers did not provide a reason for the move, but Haren will have his start pushed back two days. Instead of facing the Nationals, Haren will now pitch the opener of a weekend set with the Diamondbacks after the Dodgers' off day Thursday. Manager Don Mattingly did not officially announce Wednesday's starter, but Carlos Frias is expected to get the nod.