Matt Harrison quietly gets to seven wins
Harrison, who is now halfway to his 2011 total, has quietly gone about his business and won his third straight game on Sunday to get to seven wins. He appeared primed for something really special Sunday. He was perfect through four innings and had thrown just 39 pitches. The Angels were swinging early and often and Harrison was producing easy outs.
"I felt really good the first four or five innings," Harrison said. "I felt like I was locked in and putting the ball where I wanted to."
But a four-pitch walk to Mark Trumbo to start the fifth ended up finishing Harrison's shutout bid when Erick Aybar doubled to score Trumbo. Harrison did get through 6 2/3 innings, coming out after giving up a hit and a walk with two outs. Still, it was a quality start and Harrison pitched deep into the game.
"The thing that I was upset about was the walks," Harrison said. "Other than that, I thought I threw the ball well and the defense was outstanding again behind me."
The win stopped a four-game skid for Texas and was Harrison's third straight quality start. Harrison has allowed just six earned runs in his last 21 2/3 innnings and all three of those starts are wins.
"It was a big game for us," Harrison said. "We can bounce back now and try to get on a winning streak here."
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