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Harang's career rebirth continues with third win

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Roster Report · Harang's career rebirth continues with third win · Notes, Quotes
 

Aaron Harang decided to come home last winter as a way to rebuild his pitching career.

After three starts, his plan is working to perfection.

The 32-year-old right-hander is off to a 3-0 start with the Padres.

And after allowing one run over six innings in each of his first two starts at pitcher-friendly Petco Park in San Diego, Harang worked on the road for the first time this season Friday night at hitter-friendly Minute Maid Park in Houston and allowed... one run over six innings.

After three starts, Harang has a 1.50 ERA.

The most impressive thing about Friday night's effort is that Harang, who is known as a fly-ball pitcher, allowed only three fly balls at Houston, where the ball typically takes off when the roof is open.

"This is a hitter's park," said Padres manager Bud Black. "Aaron made quality pitches throughout. There was depth to the slider. I've seen a nice mix and location. He's aggressive and pitching with confidence."

"I felt really good," said Harang. "I felt like my pitches were working. The slider was good."

As for the drop in fly balls over his first three starts, Harang said: "It's just a matter of focusing on keeping the ball down. The biggest thing is not staying on one plane and moving the ball around in the zone... up and down as well as in and out."

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