wildbill wrote:StarsNPinstripes wrote:Thank You Dusty Baker for ruining another arm;Harang hasn't been the same since that relief appearance vs the Padres.
You can deservedly blame Dusty for a lot of pitcher problems over the years, but I don't think he's to blame in this case. Harang came into the season with over 230 IP the previous 2 season and 211 the year before that, long before Dusty ever came to town. The guy has been a horse period. I don't think you can soley blame that relief appearance. Volquez also made a relief appearance in that game and he was fine after that. Sure Volquez has had some ruff periods since then, but he wasn't going to have a sub-2 ERA all season. Furthermore in that game both teams were desperate for pitching. Dusty had no choice but to use both SP in relief in that game, the pen was empty. If you look at his stats Harang has been frequently overrated.
A lot of valid points and maybe his work load over the past few seasons could've caught up but Volquez threw 39 pitches(which could be considered a throw day between starst type workout I guess) and took his normal turn where Harang threw 63 pitches and went back out on 3 days rest. NOt a smart move IMO. One thing we can agree on is Harang has been brutal.