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Matt Harrison has deep thoughts

Rangers lefty is learning how to stay in games longer, give team chance to win

Updated: June 14, 2012, 1:08 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- A closed-door meeting more than a month ago with Ron Washington has made Matt Harrison a better pitcher.

Finally, Harrison understands the difference between pitching in the game's first six innings and the last three. And now that he's giving Washington the results he wants, the manager is letting him pitch deeper into games.

The result: Both men are happy.

The Rangers won for the fourth time in five games Wednesday night because Harrison turned in ...

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