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Aaron Harang | Starting Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/9/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 261
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: San Diego State
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Aaron Harang limited the Phillies to two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Saturday in the Braves' 4-2 win.
Harang gave up eight hits and walked two batters, but he was able to prevent the Phillies from inflicting serious damage. The veteran right-hander will finish the 2014 season with a 12-12 record, 3.57 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and 161/71 K/BB ratio in 204 1/3 innings. He will be a free agent this winter. Sep 27 - 10:23 PM

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Aaron Harang evened out at 11-11 with a loss to the Braves on Tuesday, allowing two runs over seven innings.

Harang was matching Tanner Roark, as each blanked the opposition over five innings. But Harang surrendered a two-run home run to Ian Desmond in the sixth that proved to be the deciding factor in the game. Overall, the right-hander yielded five hits, walked two, and struck out eight. He'll take a 3.68 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and a 149/67 K/BB ratio into Monday's home start against the Pirates.
Sep 16 - 9:57 PM

Aaron Harang dominated the Nationals Wednesday, striking out nine while allowing only an unearned run in the Braves' 6-2 win.

Harang gave up six hits, all singles, without walking a batter. It was a reversion to his early season form for Harang, who had lost three straight decisions coming into the game. The win moved him back above the .500 mark at 11-10, and he owns a 3.72 ERA through 30 starts. He's got a rematch with the Nationals on deck next week.
Sep 10 - 7:28 PM

Aaron Harang was blasted in a losing effort against the Marlins on Friday, surrendering six runs on 10 hits over just 3 2/3 innings.

Harang struck out three and walked one in the abbreviated outing. The Marlins jumped on him early an often in this one, pushing a pair of runs across in the first, third and fourth innings before eventually chasing him. After a strong start to the season, Harang has regressed in a big way and now owns a 3.87 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over his 176 2/3 innings on the season. He'll look to turn things around when he does battle against the Nationals in Washington on Wednesday.
Sep 5 - 10:42 PM

Aaron Harang was touched up for four runs on eight hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

He needed 111 pitches to cover the 5 1/3 frames versus his former team. Harang has managed to remain mostly effective much longer than most anticipated, but he's now seen his ERA rise from 3.31 to 3.80 over his last three outings. He'll try to bounce back next weekend against the Marlins.
Aug 24 - 4:33 PM

Aaron Harang pitched 8 1/3 innings of three-run ball to beat the Pirates on Tuesday.

Harang was given the chance to go for his first complete game of the year with the Braves up 11-2 in the ninth, but he was pulled after giving up three straight hits with one out. It was still another fine performance from one of the NL's most pleasant surprises this year. Harang is 10-7 with a 3.50 ERA.
Aug 19 - 10:18 PM

Aaron Harang was tagged for five runs in 4 1/3 innings by the Dodgers in a loss Thursday.

It was his first decision in six starts and his first loss in 10 starts since June 18. He entered with a 2.49 ERA since the beginning of July, so one bad outing doesn't qualify as any reason to drop him.
Aug 14 - 4:08 PM

Aaron Harang limited the Nationals to a run over seven innings Saturday in a no-decision.

It's Harang's fifth straight no-decision. The Braves have actually lost all five of those games, even though Harang allowed two runs or fewer in four of them. With a 3.31 ERA, he's done a surprisingly nice job of maintaining his early success.
Aug 10 - 2:36 AM

Aaron Harang allowed two runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Padres on Sunday.

Harang did his usual thing, issuing a few walks and striking out a few batters while generally limiting runs. Harang now has a 3.41 ERA through 23 starts this year, and he hasn't lost a game since June 18. Harang will try to keep that streak going when he faces the Nationals on Sunday.
Aug 3 - 10:25 PM

Aaron Harang was trampled for four runs on nine hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers in Tuesday's start.

Harang whiffed three and issued one free pass. The veteran right-hander entered this game 4-0 with a 2.20 ERA in his last six outings, but couldn't sustain the success, which is always the fear with a slop thrower. Harang, 9-6 with a 3.43 ERA, has a nice matchup next time out, as he's scheduled to visit Petco Park and the Padres on Sunday.
Jul 30 - 2:00 AM

Aaron Harang pitched well but took a no-decision, limiting the Marlins to two runs over seven innings on Thursday.

Another solid outing for Harang, who has now allowed two runs or fewer in 14 of 21 starts this season. Against the Marlins, Harang allowed seven hits, walked two, and struck out five. The right-hander now sports a 3.31 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and a 104/49 K/BB ratio. He'll toe the slab against the Dodgers on the road next week.
Jul 24 - 9:57 PM

Aaron Harang earned win number nine after limiting the Mets to one run over seven innings of work in Thursday's start.

Harang has now won four consecutive contests. Thursday's start was the 14th out of 19 in which Harang has allowed two or fewer earned runs as well. Overall, the right-hander allowed only four hits while walking four and striking out two. The 36-year-old right-hander owns a 3.53 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP, and a 95/44 K/BB ratio heading into the All-Star break.
Jul 10 - 10:09 PM

Aaron Harang allowed four runs -- three earned -- in eight innings but the Braves beat the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Harang had a rough opening inning -- surrendering three runs -- but he did well to settle in after that and was picked up by the Atlanta offense. The right-hander earned his eighth win of the season in the process and will bring a solid 3.67 ERA into his next outing on the road versus the Mets.
Jul 5 - 7:28 PM

Aaron Harang improved to 7-6, allowing two runs over seven innings as the Braves defeated the Phillies 3-2 on Sunday.

Harang was by no means dominant, allowing 11 hits, walking two, and striking out four. However, the right-hander was able to pitch his way out of danger consistently, as Marlon Byrd was the only one able to do any damage with two solo home runs. Harang now has a 3.69 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a 92/39 K/BB ratio. He'll do battle against the Diamondbacks in his next start.
Jun 29 - 5:10 PM

Aaron Harang held the Astros to two runs over six innings for his sixth win of the season on Tuesday.

Harang bounced back from a 13-hit, nine-run drubbing from the Phillies his last time out to pull his record even at 6-6. The right-hander gave up six hits and two walks on the night, striking out five. Harang has backed off his torrid pace in April, but he still owns a 3.78 ERA and 88/37 K/BB ratio through 16 starts on the year. Harang will get another shot at taming the Phillies lineup when they meet up this weekend.
Jun 24 - 11:37 PM

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C1Evan Gattis
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3Christian Bethancourt
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Jose Constanza
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Aaron Harang
5Alex Wood
6Brandon Beachy
7Kris Medlen
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Shae Simmons
5Anthony Varvaro
6James Russell
7David Hale
8Luis Avilan
9Juan Jaime
10Chasen Shreve
11Gus Schlosser
12Aaron Northcraft
13Ian Thomas
14Jonny Venters