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.
103.3 FM ESPN PODCASTS
Play Podcast Rangers GM Jon Daniels joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to tackle the tough questions after his team failed to advance to the playoffs.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss having Nelson Cruz back in the lineup and how the Rangers are feeling heading into their wild-card play-in game against the Rays.
Play Podcast ESPN Insider and senior MLB analyst Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the wild-card race and the Rangers' chances of making the playoffs.
Play Podcast Chuck Cooperstein joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss why he feels Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish isn't an ace.
Play Podcast Elvis Andrus joins Galloway and Company to discuss the Rangers' stretch run and the morale level in their clubhouse.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss the latest Rangers news, including the team's struggles, Ron Washington's job security and a rumored trade with the Braves.
Play Podcast Ron Washington joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss the Rangers' dismal September, who's to blame for their September struggles and his status as the team's manager.
Play Podcast Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss how some people are calling for the Rangers to fire manager Ron Washington.