The crowd met Davey Johnson with stinging approval the moment he emerged from the Washington Nationals' dugout. He arrived at the mound and took the baseball from Dan Haren, and the sound at Nationals Park shifted during Haren's lonely, vacant-eyed walk off the field. The Nationals faced a five-run deficit, Haren carried the highest ERA among starting pitchers in the majors and everyone watching had had enough. Fans booed until Haren disappeared from view, done for the afternoon and maybe for longer.
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