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A Tough Start: The Dan Haren Story

Published by on May 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Counselor is IN: Michael Kaplan

It is probably getting tougher and tougher for Dan Haren to go back to the stadium for each start. Haren has gotten a total of three runs in his first four starts from that Diamondback offense.

After his first three starts, he was 0-3 with a 1.89 ERA. He is now 3-4 with a 2.09 ERA, which is a less than a mediocre record and a fantastic ERA. The Diamondbacks probably needed to hire a therapist to get Haren through these tough times. Haren should be somewhat used to low run support after his years on the A’s, but nothing could prepare him for these hardships.

There is a more or less new statistic floating around baseball called quality starts (or QS). A starting pit...

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