Harang goes ten in his last start, then pulls up with a bad back in the first inning of tonight's game. Just a coincidence?
Did it affect his back tonight??? We'll see...it just may have. But...don't act all bent out of shape just based on him going 10 innings.
And HokieRed...if you questioned the pitchcount/innings pitched on here before Harang left tonight, your position on this has a lot more value. (I don't know if you did or not) I'd prefer to think you aren't MMQB'ing.
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Arroyo threw 123 pitches Friday night. Harang 121 the 10 inning night. Where's the outrage about Arroyo Friday night.
Overworked in general??? Arguments can be made, no doubt. But an argument solely on 10 innings in one game is a weak argument.
He will miss his next scheduled start; the injury could be worse than we think.
This concerns me too. One wonders if maybe he tweaked something in his arm trying to compensate for the back; and that is the cause of taking the entire week off.
My question is if they knew about this during warm ups why did they even send him out to start?
The effect was that the Reds had two "starting" pitchers having to struggle through their 1st inning and both getting tagged. Gosling pitched fair after he gave up the 3 run dinger. If he would have come out and gotten tagged (without them already being -2) as a starter then the rest of his performance might have allowed them to get back into the game. As it was they are down 5 and the game is basically over before the middle of the 2nd inning.
Also maybe if they had shut Harang down in the bullpen, he could have received treatment and been ready to come back today. It is not like they haven't (justifiably) passsed over or pushed back Belisle previously.
He could have back trouble because hes not the fittest of guys. Id actually say that combined with a the course of a season can break you down a little. Lower back stiffness can just be annoying and then just go away over a night of sleep.
I think it was absolutely stupid to have our best pitcher throw for 10 innings in a meaningless game. Whether his back problem is related to that or not the fact of the matter is the season is over for the Reds. Why overwork any of our pitchers to have a chance to win a meaningless game? Not good managing if you ask me.
The number of innings will not hurt you; the amount of pitches you throw will have an effect on a pitcher.
I think Harang will be fine
its good that...
1.he took himself right out of the game which is good.None of that
macho I can handle the pain coach let me stay in.
2.Reds are just being cautious with the missed start,cause we might
just commit hara-kiri if anything happened to him.
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