Hard luck Harden

Man, what more can you ask from a guy than what Rich Harden has provided since coming to the Cubs?  In three games, they guy has been ridiculous; 17.1 innings, 30 k’s, just 8 hits, a 1.04 ERA and all he has to show for it is an 0-1 record.  With the exception of two solo homer runs, Harden has been absolutely lights out as a Cub.  Its unrealistic to expect him to be this good, but if he’s anything close to this good for the remainder of the year, his wins will come in a big way.

Right now all the focus is on CC Sabathia‘s three straight complete games and 4-0 record since joining the surging Brewers. But Rich Harden has been every bit as good for the slumping Cubs team. This will even out to be sure. Sabathia does have 8 losses this year, so the guy is mortal.

On a side note, Harden is batting .000 with 6 strikeouts in 6 at-bats.  CC is is 2-for-13, but has a double and a homer. He’s no Carlos Zambrano!  Big Z is hitting an astonishing .356 with 3 doubles, a triple and 2 homers. Might as well starting engraving the Silver Slugger award for Big Z!

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    July 28, 2008   Posted in: players, stats

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