Originally Posted by osuceltic
But those two starts do far more damage statistically than they do in the real world. They're just two losses. But they stain his numbers more than that.
As for your second paragraph, sounds like a lot of opinion (other than the carpal tunnel thing, which is so overblown it's ridiculous ... hasn't been much of an issue in the second half). Like I said ... it's weird.
If you took out Arroyos 1 inning and 9 earned runs he still has the higher ERA on the season.
Both guys have pitched some pretty bad games this season.
Harang will walk fewer guys and still has the ability to strike hitters out.
We have also seen over the last couple of starts that Harangs velocity is up after he made some adjustments.
I don't know if he will get back to being the same pitcher he was a few years ago but his fastball and slider have looked better.