June 11, 2015 |
CINCINNATI - Teams in the summer market for a second-tier starting pitcher will watch closely to see how Aaron Harang bounces back from his worst two starts of the season. The journeyman righthander regressed as last year wore on, and potential trade partners for the Phillies are now likely to be wary of a recurrence. For the second time in six days, the Cincinnati Reds had their way with Harang, their former five-time opening-day starter. The 37-year-old's struggles didn't provide the Phillies much of a chance in an 11-2 loss, their major-league-worst 38th in 60 games.
June 11, 2015 |
CINCINNATI - A young family walked out of the elevator and onto the field level at Great American Ball Park late last night, about a half-hour after the game. A boy held a baseball in his hand. "Which one is that?" a stadium security guard asked in the hallway that leads to the Reds' home clubhouse. "The third one!" the boy said triumphantly, raising the souvenir with one hand and high-fiving the guard with the other. He was off to deliver the ball to the hero of the night.
May 21, 2015 |
DENVER - Ryan Howard couldn't hold on to a high throw from third baseman Maikel Franco, and it led to the Colorado Rockies' scoring three runs in the first inning of Tuesday night's game at Coors Field. But Aaron Harang was unbowed, unbent and unbroken. The 37-year-old righthander continued his startling start to the season, following a first inning that saw three unearned runs come across the plate by tossing five zeros on the home half of the scoreboard in the next five.
May 15, 2015 |
AARON HARANG is pitching so well at Citizens Bank Park - and really, pretty much everywhere - that he might just pitch himself to a team that's not 10 games under .500 and stuck in last place at some point in the next two months. Harang was dominant yesterday afternoon, holding the Pirates to three singles and a walk after the first inning and flirting with his first shutout in close to two years in leading the Phillies to a 4-2 victory. For the second time in his last three starts in South Philly, Harang went eight innings and didn't allow a run. The 37-year-old Harang, signed to a one-year, $5 million deal this winter, doesn't look only like a free-agent bargain for the Phillies, but also a dependable, proven pitcher the rebuilding front office can flip for a prospect or two before Major League Baseball's trade deadline in July.
April 27, 2015 |
RYNE SANDBERG walked out of his office, through the tunnel to the dugout and right onto the field about a half-hour before the Phillies took regular pregame batting practice yesterday afternoon. Ryan Howard was peppering the catchers with strikes from the mound, letting them practice throwing down to second base. Outfielders were working on their throws into the infield. Later, Larry Bowa shot sharp ground balls with a fungo bat to infielders. "Basic fundamentals of catching the ball, throwing the ball, routine plays, hitting the cutoff men," Sandberg said shortly after the extra work - and after addressing his position players, too. "Not asking for any miracles, just make the routine plays and make it a priority.
April 10, 2015 |
An 86-m.p.h. fastball smacked into Carlos Ruiz's mitt and Aaron Harang's regular-season debut with his eighth major-league team was underway. The journeyman was brought to Philadelphia to eat innings in a rebuilding season, but for much of Wednesday night his results more closely emulated those of the pitcher who made five consecutive opening-day starts for the Reds. Mixing his five pitches and changing speeds, Harang limited the Boston Red Sox to one hit through the first six innings of a chilly, misty night at Citizens Bank Park.
January 7, 2015
Age: 36 (Born May 9, 1978) Height, weight: 6-foot-7, 260 pounds National League rankings Fourth in games started: 33 Seventh in wild pitches: 9 Sixth in batters faced: 876 10th in walks: 71 Year Team Games Wins Losses Ks Walks ERA 2002 OAK 16 5 4 64 45 4.83 2003 OAK/CIN 16 5 6 42 19 5.31 2004 CIN 28 10 9 125 53 4.86 ...
June 30, 2010 |
CINCINNATI - Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning off Roy Halladay, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to yet another win in their final at-bat Wednesday, 4-3, over the Phillies. Joey Votto also homered off Halladay (9-7), who fell to 2-4 since his perfect game on May 29. Jonny Gomes opened the eighth with a single, and Bruce connected for Cincinnati's 25th comeback win - most in the majors. The Reds have 14 wins in their last at-bat, tied for the major league lead.
June 28, 2010
Monday at 7:10 p.m. RHP Kyle Kendrick (4-2, 4.71 ERA) vs. Cincinnati RHP Johnny Cueto (7-2, 3.97). Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. RHP Joe Blanton (3-5, 6.53) vs. Cincinnati RHP Mike Leake (5-1, 2.92). Wednesday at 12:35 p.m. RHP Roy Halladay (9-6, 2.29) vs. Cincinnati RHP Aaron Harang (6-7, 5.07).