Daily Archives: September 23, 2008

September 23, 2008

Marlins 5, Reds 7: Harang Approaching Respectability

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W: Harang (6-16) L: Miller (6-10) S: Cordero (33)


Aaron Harang has had a tough year. From the team refusing to score runs when he was on the mound, to coming back to soon from injuries, to being overworked by Dusty Baker, this just wasn’t Harang’s year. That’s why I’m happy to see him putting several solid starts together to close out the season and inching that overrated win stat closer to something not so embarrassing.

Not that Harang had a great start. He allowed 4 runs in 7 innings, his worst start since his too-early return from the DL in the middle of August. But he actually got some run support and a win. That’s nice to see.

What’s not nice to see is his 122 pitches. This just a month after coming off the DL. Damn, but Baker’s clueless.

Harang has one more start before the season ends. Let’s hope the Harangutan gets his 7th.