(Dan Haren's hair was trying to be like Bryce Harper's in his postgame interview Thursday night. Screencap via MASN/TV)
Nationals 3, Braves 1: Split! Another solid start from Dan Haren; and suddenly the guy Mike Rizzo thought he was getting has arrived.
Dan's problem? Trying to throw gas like Strasburg, Gio, and J-Zimm:
"That was the problem. I was trying to be too much like them. I was overthrowing a little bit. I had a little bit of velocity back with my fastball. I'm not gonna care about velocity anymore. I'm sick of that.
It just gives me problems. I'm just gonna be myself out there. Whether its 88 or 85 I don't really care. I know I can get people out."
(Dan Haren, via MASN/postgame interview, 5/2/2013)
Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper back in lineup; Werth pulled early with a tight hammy.
Back to .500. Onward to Pittsburgh.