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).
May 25, 2010 |
Drew Stubbs had three hits, and righthander Aaron Harang singled home a run and chugged around the bases to score another during host Cincinnati's five-run fourth inning, leading the Reds to a 7-5 victory last night over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Harang (3-5) singled for a 3-2 lead, then barely scored from first on Orlando Cabrera's double. He allowed four runs in 6 1/3 innings, including Ronny Cedeno's two-run homer. Stubbs added an RBI double and a solo homer. Lefthander Brian Burres (2-2)
March 4, 2010 |
Justin Upton has lived with high expectations virtually since the day he picked up a baseball bat. Now at 22, with two full major league seasons already behind him, he says he welcomes the challenge of living up to the $51.25 million, 6-year contract he signed yesterday with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the second-largest deal in franchise history. With his parents Manny and Yvonne looking on proudly at a news conference, the outfielder said he understands the responsibility that comes with this big a contract at such a young age. "I do kind of put that pressure on myself," he said.
September 18, 2009 |
Jay Bruce singled with the bases loaded in the first inning last night, and the Cincinnati Reds held on for a 3-2 victory over the visiting Florida Marlins, who wasted a chance to gain ground in the National League wild-card chase. The Marlins also slipped to third place in the NL East when the Atlanta Braves beat the Mets. Florida, now eight games behind the first-place Phillies, couldn't break its extended slump at Great American Ball Park, where it has dropped eight in a row. Lefthander Matt Maloney (1-5)
September 18, 2009 |
Feds say they have key evidence against Bonds Federal prosecutors in the case against former Giants slugger Barry Bonds urged a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco yesterday to overturn a trial judge and allow them to present "critical evidence" that they say proves Bonds was knowingly using steroids. Bonds is accused of lying during grand jury testimony in December 2003, when he testified that he never knowingly used performance-enhancing drugs; he has since pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of making false statements and one count of obstruction of justice.