That's more like it. After enjoying a minor resurgence in his one year in Atlanta -- one that already began to fade in the second half of the season -- Aaron Harang signed on to give the Phillies starting rotation another veteran presence last season and went back to being the league's punching bag. He actually got off to another fine start, compiling a 2.02 ERA and 1.00 WHIP over the first two months, but then began serving up home runs left and right in a park that welcomes them. At age 37, Harang may have a hard time winning a rotation spot somewhere, and if he does, you should expect more of the same results. He's someone you can safely ignore on Draft Day.
Harang became a free agent Monday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Harang indicated after the season that he is considering retirement. He was 6-15 with a 4.86 ERA and a 108:51 K:BB in 172.1 innings for the Phillies this year. If he continues playing, he will likely be of interest to a rebuilding club looking for a cheap starter that can eat innings.
Phillies pitcher Aaron Harang said he has yet to decide if he will pitch again next season, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Harang, 37, made his final start of the season Saturday against the Marlins. He allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings. He finishes the season 6-15 with a 4.86 ERA and a 108:51 K:BB ratio in 172 1/3 innings.
Phillies veteran starter Aaron Harang has had his final start of the season moved up to Friday against the Marlins, per Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News. Philadelphia will likely go with a bullpen game Saturday and use Harang on regular rest in a favorable matchup against Miami.
Phillies starter Aaron Harang (6-15) surrendered seven hits, two earned runs and two walks in Tuesday's 6-2 victory over the Marlins. He struck out three. Harang turned in his strongest start since an Aug. 22 outing against these same Marlins in which he coincidentally also gave up two earned runs over seven frames. His 2-0 record against Miami notwithstanding, Harang has scuffled to a 4-15 record against the rest of his 2015 opponents and has given up at least one gopher ball in eight of his nine last starts.
Phillies pitcher Aaron Harang was not able to get out of the fifth inning during Tuesday's 14-8 win over the Mets and received a no-decision as a result. Harang allowed four runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings. He also struck out four and walked one. He surrendered a two-run home run to Yoenis Cespedes in the fifth inning. Harang is winless in his last six starts.