Numbers: Matt Harrison shuts out Seattle
|Rangers team president Nolan Ryan dishes on Yu Darvish's poor outing, Matt Harrison's complete game shutout and much more. |
* He pitched to contact: 27 balls in play ties a career high and 24 of those came on pitches in the strike zone. The Mariners swung at 70 percent of pitches in the zone and made contact on 84 percent of those swings. All four singles that Harrison allowed were back up the middle into shallow center.
* He retired eight of nine leadoff hitters, and got the remaining one on a double play. Harrison had five innings of 12 pitches or fewer, including three of the last four.
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