Aaron Harang continued the Dodgers’ trend of bottom-of-the-rotation starter success by pitching seven scoreless innings and striking out six. Harang’s walkless effort marked his second consecutive solid outing — and second straight winning decision — after his eight inning victory in Colorado on Saturday.
The Dodgers utilized a balanced offensive attack in the victory. Bobby Abreu, Andre Ethier, Dee Gordon, A.J. Ellis and Aaron Harang all pitched in with an RBI each — Ellis had two — and scattered the runs evenly from innings one through nine.
Abreu started the onslaught with an RBI triple in the first inning to drive home Tony Gwynn Jr. Abreu has now recorded one or more hits in seven of his last nine games with the Dodgers and has driven in five runs along the way.
The lone negative takeaway from the game came in the form of shortstop Dee Gordon’s error in the fifth inning. The Dodgers have recorded the fewest errors in the National League with 19, but Gordon has accounted for 10 of them.
One Up: Aaron Harang, SP: W, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 6 K
Raise your hand if you said Aaron Harang would be one of the Dodgers’ stalwarts in the rotation. Put your hand down, liar. Harang yet again posted a solid outing while allowing the the bullpen to catch up on some much-needed rest. It’s a beautiful thing.
One Down: None. Can’t really criticize anyone in an 8-1 victory now, can you?
W: Aaron Harang (3-2)
L: Edinson Volquez (2-3)