7.36 and 1.55 in 11 IP since his return from the you-know-where, including last nite’s disaster against CLE, 7 ER in 5 IP.
Have seen no news reports of continuing pain, and also have seen none of the brilliance he showed many times last season. I held on during his long DL stint, but having followed Harden's many merry-go-round rides on the DL over a few years I’m thinking it’s not an unreasonable gamble to just drop him now…
…before it starts all over again. Thoughts?
Bleacher Report 6/20
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2030 ... onight-619
Is there something wrong with Rich Harden? The guy just doesn’t look like himself. He hasn’t really been that dominant guy we saw last year much at all. Without a spirited comeback by the Cubs today, Harden would have been hung with the loss. He had his worst start of the year as he allowed seven earned runs over five innings, walked three, and struck out two. Harden also allowed two more home runs, which is not like him. I guess that you have to keep starting him if you own him, but I would certainly see if anyone remembers the lights out season he had last year. I’m not sure that something is wrong, but this just isn’t Harden.