When asked if his arm was hurting, Harang said it felt fine.
The radar gun might have indicated otherwise. Harang's fastball velocity hovered mostly in the low 80-mph range, but he did reach 90-91 mph on a few occasions. He usually throws in the low-to-mid 90s.
"This is puzzling here," manager Dusty Baker said. "It's gone on for quite a while. We certainly need to get him on track."
I don't care who pitches on Sunday, just anyone but Harang. That will give him 8 days of rest then if he pitches the first game back from the break. Add that to the 7 days of rest he just had and that would be a huge benefit to him.
The REDS had the right idea in giving his arm some rest. It clearly wasn't enough after he walked 7 batters, and that for a guy, who normally only walks zero, one or two in a game throughout his career.