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.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rare that you have a complete game that early,Ã¢â‚¬Â Reds manager Dusty Baker said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It shows you what kind of shape heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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.