We'll never know if he had the option or not, but again, they were up by 5 runs.
If it was a close ball game, no problem at all with pulling him. But it wasn't.
I was rooting for Harang. He will always be one of my favorite Reds.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
"The problem with strikeouts isn't that they hurt your team, it's that they hurt your feelings..." --Rob Neyer
"The single most important thing for a hitter is to get a good pitch to hit. A good hitter can hit a pitch that’s over the plate three times better than a great hitter with a ball in a tough spot.”
Good to see you around Steel. Didn't realize it took a blast from the Reds past to make it happen... Very happy for Harang that he's having some success. He was a good dude and one of the very few bright spots through the lost decade. I'm sure he enjoys having Andrelton Simmons.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
For a team of extremes, one thing the Braves expected to rely on was their starting pitching. But the team lost projected opening day starter Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy to season-ending elbow injuries in spring training. Braves general manager Frank Wren quickly signed free-agent Ervin Santana, but the rotation remains thin, especially early in the season. Mike Minor, who had a sore shoulder early in the spring, is expected to be ready in mid-April. Gavin Floyd, recovering from surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament and a torn flexor muscle in his right elbow, could join the rotation in May. Atlanta cut Garcia late in spring training and signed Harang after he was released from a minor league contract by Cleveland.
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
I always liked him and wish him well, other than when he faces the Reds.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."