Remember what I said about the rotation being a mess last night? Yeah, well, apparently Matt Harrison took offense to that and decided to remind us all that he is not a mess.
Tonight, Harrison was outstanding. That six-pitch first inning was just a taste of what we’d see the rest of the game. He pitched 7.1 innings of six-hit, no-run baseball. And he didn’t want to stop there. I’m sure it was hard for Ron Washington to make the switch, but with three right-handed batters coming up in a scoreless game and Harrison at 95 pitches, he decided not to take any chances. Harrison looked defeated as he walked off the mound to a standing ovation, but he shouldn’t have. He didn’t earn the win tonight, which would have been his fifth in a row, but he pitched well enough to.
Mike Adams and Joe Nathan picked right up where Harrison left off. Adams only needed to face two batters to finish the 8th inning. Nathan faced the minimum in the 9th. Now that’s a closer.
The only reason Adams got t...