Monday, July 26, 2010
Haren gets first call against Red Sox
By Gordon Edes
ANAHEIM -- The Angels are wasting no time introducing their new ace, Dan Haren. Manager Mike Scioscia has shuffled his rotation and will start Haren, newly acquired from Arizona, Monday night against the Red Sox, an Angels spokesman confirmed.
Jered Weaver remains in place to start against the Sox on Tuesday night, with former Sox pitcher Joel Pineiro bumped back from Monday night to Wednesday afternoon.
Haren, who pitched three seasons for Oakland, is 2-4 with a 3.14 ERA in seven starts against the Red Sox. He faced them just over five weeks ago when the Diamondbacks visited Fenway Park, taking the loss in an 8-5 Sox win. The right-hander went 5 2/3 innings in that game, allowing six runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks. David Ortiz hit a two-run home run to dead center against Haren, who has allowed 23 homers this season and 161 hits, most in the NL, but also was leading the league in whiffs with 141.
Clay Buchholz will oppose Haren Monday night, while former Angel John Lackey draws the start Tuesday night and Josh Beckett Wednesday afternoon.