Aaron Harang Answers the Bell and Stops the Bleeding for the Los Angeles Dodgers

Christopher BenvieCorrespondent IIJune 3, 2012

DENVER, CO - JUNE 02:  Starting pitcher Aaron Harang #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 2, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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The bleeding had to stop at some point. Aaron Harang made sure it came at his hands, as he ended the Dodgers' five-game losing streak with a solid performance against the Colorado Rockies.

The Dodgers would win 6-2 thanks in large part to Harang's six-inning effort that saw him give up just one run off of four hits, three walks and six strikeouts of the 25 batters he faced.

The team supported his efforts by putting up all six of their runs during Harang's six innings.

The offense was lead by Andre Ethier, a man that many agree needs to be excellent in the absence of Matt Kemp. He went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.

Not to be outdone, second baseman Elian Herrera added two hits and two RBI of his own. James Loney would also rack up two hits on the day. Bobby Abreau added his first home run of the season as well, helping the offense truly run on all cylinders.

Fans may recall that this losing skid started at the hands of a Harang in a loss against Milwaukee on Monday, so it was only fitting for the man to right the situation. 

The bottom line is that the team is still sitting 13 games over .500 with a 33-20 record, which is still the best in all of baseball and good enough for a four-game lead over the second place San Francisco Giants despite the losing streak.

With one more game left in the series against the Rockies, the team will shift its focus to the Philadelphia Phillies, a team that is reeling in its own right.

If the Dodgers can continue to produce as a team, they'll have nothing to worry about until their DL players return.