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arkimadee
04-05-2011, 02:15 PM
Aaron Harang is pitching tonights Padres home opener against the Giants. Is it safe to give him the nickname, Mr. Opening Day???

bshall2105
04-05-2011, 02:49 PM
I see a CG shutout with at least 10 k's tonight for Mr. Harang.

UPRedsFan
04-05-2011, 02:52 PM
Rooting for Aaron tonight

Hey Meat
04-05-2011, 02:53 PM
I think a park like PETCO is a good place for Harang. Hope he does well.

Redlegs_87
04-05-2011, 02:59 PM
Harangatang should do fine in Petco park and the other parks in the west division most are pitchers parks.

bshall2105
04-05-2011, 03:19 PM
I understand that he's a fly ball pitcher, and in the west that's a good thing. I just don't think he has anything left in the tank. He looked helpless on the mound his last 2 years. His low 90's fastball and an inconsistent slider are nothing to be excited about. He won't give up as many homers out there but I still think he gets hit consistently.

jhiller21
04-05-2011, 04:33 PM
Wishing him well but I don't think he's got it anymore. His slider isn't falling off the table like it once did, and his fastball is (and usually has been) pretty lackluster.

Good luck to him in SD though...

Kingspoint
04-05-2011, 04:36 PM
I hope he gets the win.

texasdave
04-05-2011, 07:42 PM
One inning, one run.
Scoreless second.
Works out of a jam in the third. No runs.

Sean_CaseyRules
04-05-2011, 08:04 PM
Good Luck to Harang, I hope he does awesome in San Diego.

Sean_CaseyRules
04-05-2011, 10:28 PM
San Diego IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harang(W, 1-0) 6.0 6 1 1 2 6 0 1.50


Good numbers for Harangatang tonight!! Congrats!

Jefferson24
04-05-2011, 11:16 PM
Good for him

texasdave
04-06-2011, 10:42 AM
He pitched well.

CelticFC
04-07-2011, 07:46 PM
He was my favorite player on this team for a while, I'm hoping PETCO will make a good home for him. He had some good numbers, hopefully he can keep it up.

Mutaman
04-08-2011, 02:17 AM
The Reds organization paid Aaron over 10 million per year and he responded by losing 30 games in two seasons. When he was signed by San Diego, he blamed the Reds for messing up his mechanics by forcing him to make a relief appeance. Real class. If Harang had just been a .500 pitcher this team would have been competitive in 2008-2009. I'd just as soon forget about the guy.

goreds2
04-16-2011, 12:49 PM
Still early but he is now 3-0.

http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=421685&c_id=sd#sectionType=career

Kingspoint
04-16-2011, 10:23 PM
Still early but he is now 3-0.

http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=421685&c_id=sd#sectionType=career

Good for him. He needed that expansive San Diego stadium more than anyone.

bleedsred
04-16-2011, 10:59 PM
Harang's last win came in Houston i'm pretty sure........

davereds24
04-20-2011, 11:02 PM
Harang moves to 4-0, era skyrockets to 1.88

keep it up :thumbup:

lonewolf371
04-20-2011, 11:42 PM
Good for him. He needed that expansive San Diego stadium more than anyone.
It's not just the stadium. I think he's added a 2-seamer and he's using the slider more. Strikeout rate has bumped up closer to 2007 levels while he still has pretty good control.

Harang's just pitching better. BABIP adjustment is incoming but his ERA could stay below 4.

Kingspoint
04-21-2011, 12:42 AM
It's not just the stadium. I think he's added a 2-seamer and he's using the slider more. Strikeout rate has bumped up closer to 2007 levels while he still has pretty good control.

Harang's just pitching better. BABIP adjustment is incoming but his ERA could stay below 4.
Maybe it was Dusty.

Reds
04-21-2011, 01:00 AM
So what's the chance the Padres fall out of the race and we acquire Harang at the deadline? :D ;)

lonewolf371
04-21-2011, 10:29 AM
Maybe it was Dusty.
My guess is that being shut down for much of last year, thus allowing his arm a relatively light season and some time to rest up, had more to do with it.

swaisuc
04-21-2011, 11:12 AM
It's not just the stadium. I think he's added a 2-seamer and he's using the slider more. Strikeout rate has bumped up closer to 2007 levels while he still has pretty good control.

Harang's just pitching better. BABIP adjustment is incoming but his ERA could stay below 4.

Its all related though IMO. The confidence from your stuff not being driven out of the park every inning has a funny way of convincing you to throw strikes.

lonewolf371
04-21-2011, 12:04 PM
Its all related though IMO. The confidence from your stuff not being driven out of the park every inning has a funny way of convincing you to throw strikes.
Possibly. He's always been a fly ball pitcher. He did just have a really good start in Wrigley, though.