MILWAUKEE Dan Haren no longer relies on the dominating fastball he once had. It the pitches that he picked up along the way that impress former manager Ken Macha.
Haren struck out 11 to win his third straight start, and cheap cheap mlb jerseys china Justin Upton jersey homered in the Arizona Diamondbacks jerseys 4 1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers jerseys on Saturday night.
a completely different pitcher than back then, I lost a few miles per hour over the year and I developed other pitches, said Haren, who was in Macha rotation in 2005 06 in Oakland. used to be able to blow the ball by guys, but I don have it in the tank anymore. said Haren ability to use offspeed pitches that has elevated his game.
threw a lot more fastballs for me when he pitched and he didn have the cut fastball. So that something that he picked up, Macha said. you go out there and throw 92, 92, 92, somebody going to hit it. But when you got these other pitches you throw for strikes, that 92 looks like 102. It right by you.
always said we have two aces, said Upton, who is on a nine game hitting streak. Webbie out, he really shouldered the load of the ace role. We confident when he goes out there. When he does go out and throw like he has the last two times, he gives us a great opportunity to win. for the Diamondbacks jerseys, they don need to score much with Haren on the mound. Haren scattered one run off four hits over eight innings and has given up three runs over his last three starts to lower his ERA to 1.47. cheap Chad Qualls jersey pitched around a one out double in the ninth for his sixth save.
Brewers jerseys starter Braden Looper has been strong himself since signing a free agent deal to join Milwaukee in the offseason, but one inning cost him against Haren.
Looper (2 1) retired the first 12 batters he faced, but gave up three straight hits to start the fifth inning to the Diamondbacks jerseys, who came in batting .231 as a team, worst in the majors.
cheap Mark Reynolds jersey doubled to the gap in right center field, Upton laid down a bunt and ran past the tag of first baseman cheap Prince Fielder jersey and Conor Jackson RBI single scored Reynolds.
Eric Byrnes fielder choice put runners back on the corners with one out and Chris Snyder two run double stuck in the base of the left field wall to give Arizona a 3 0 lead.
runs feel like five runs when you have a guy like Haren on the mound. It has been timely the last few nights, definitely, Diamondbacks jerseys manager Bob Melvin said.
Upton, hitting .387 over his last nine games with three homers and 10 RBIs, homered to deep left field to give Arizona a 4 1 lead in the seventh inning, Looper last. The drive landed just left of Bernie Brewers jerseys landing terrace, an estimated 450 feet.
hit that ball pretty well, Upton said. got a pitch out over the plate that I was able to get the barrel on. was plenty for Haren, who hasn given up more than two runs in any of his six starts and allowed only two baserunners to reach scoring position. He could easily be 6 0 this season, but received just one run in support over his first three outings.
nice getting runs, said Haren, who reached at least 10 strikeouts for the sixth time in his career and second this season. just enables me to be even a little more aggressive. The Brewers jerseys only got two baserunners in scoring position against Haren. Jason Kendall was stranded at third in the third inning and cheap Rickie Weeks jersey scored on a two out RBI single by Fielder in the sixth. The Brewers jerseys failed to hit a homer for the third straight game. The sellout crowd gave third base umpire CB Bucknor a mock cheer in the fifth inning for calling Felipe Lopez fly ball down the left field line foul. The night prior, third base umpire Brian Gorman ruled that Tony Clark drive barely nicked the line and ended up being a two run double in Arizona 5 2 win. Brewers jerseys LF cheap Ryan Braun jersey missed the game with a stiff back that began acting up in Friday game. Hardy had a second day off while mired in a 1 for 20 skid.