Numbers: How Matt Harrison shut out SF

June, 9, 2012
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ESPN Stats & Information (shout out to Andrew Davis, Sam Farber, Justin Havens, Keith Hawkins, Justin Havens, Doug Kern, Katie Sharp, Mark Simon and Nate Jones) put together a look at how Matt Harrison threw his masterful five-hit shutout against the San Francisco Giants:

* Mixed in off-speed pitches well, throwing 40 of 111 (36 percent). The Giants went 1-for-8 with four strikeouts on those pitches.

* Kept the ball out of the middle of the zone and changed eye level well. The Giants went a combined 0-for-12 in at-bats ending with a pitch above or below the belt (0-for-7 down, 0-for-5 up).

* Threw a first-pitch strike to 65 percent of batters faced, which is his third highest this season. When ahead in the count, the Giants couldn't hit Harrison going 0-for-13 with three strikeouts.
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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WINS LEADER
Pedro Figueroa
WINS ERA SO IP
2 4.50 2 8
OTHER LEADERS
BAE. Andrus .302
HRE. Andrus 1
RBIA. Rios 7
RE. Andrus 9
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