After taking 3 out of 4 from a good team like the Angels, I get the feeling the Dodgers are about to put together a serious run down the stretch. The addition of Matt Kemp, I mean addition because I did not recognize that guy wearing Kemp's jersey early in the season, has help transform this offense into a legitimate threat.
Losing Josh Becket is a big blow but the addition of Hernandez is going help absorb some of the load by eating innings. Becket actually hurt the team over his last few starts by forcing Mattingly to go to the bullpen early on.
While I want to be cautiously optimistic about Haren's performance I came out of the game noticing that he may have finally decided to start pitching like a guy who throws in the upper 80's rather than low to mid 90's. He did a better job locating and taking something off of his pitches. He look a bit like Josh Becket out there.