Re: Game 1 Thoughts...
While I was kind of hoping that Harang would be pinch hit for his last AB, I don't think that it was a horrible decision. He doesn't have a history of arm trouble, he's proven in the past he can throw a lot of innings and it didn't look like his mechanics were suffering too much, I think all those things should have been and probably were taken into consideration, also the fact that the Cubs' hitters are apparently stupid. He has a very compact and effortless motion, I think he's one of the few guys who can get away with throwing a lot of pitches and I don't think 113 is too many.
Neither EE nor BP looked very patient at the plate, but it was probably just being a little anxious for the first game. I fully expect EE to be more patient this season, I'm not yet sure about Phillips.
"three dimes, a one hundred dollar bill and and 87 ones..."