Just had to mention, once again, the brilliant performance by Aaron Harang yesterday:

It was the first complete-game shutout of the year in the majors, and the earliest for Cincinnati since Pete Harnisch threw one against the San Diego Padres on April 4, 1999.

“It’s rare that you have a complete game that early,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “It shows you what kind of shape he’s in.”

Maybe the credit should go to Harang’s off-season weight loss. Frankly, I give the credit to Harang’s bulldog mentality; he isn’t going to let himself go through another season like 2008.