Rich Harden pitched 5 innings and got the win for Triple A Iowa Today. If everything goes right for Harden, he will pitch Saturday against the Minnesota Twins.
First inning: 1-2-3 inning with 2 strikeouts and a ground out, on 14 pitches.
Second inning: 1-2-3 inning with a fly out, line out and a strikeout, on 8 pitches.
Third inning: Gave up a 3 singles, 1 run, walk, bunt out, and 2 fly outs, on 22 pitches.
Fourth inning: Gave up a walk, ground out and 2 strikeouts, on 18 pitches.
Fifth inning: Gave up a ground out but reached on error, strike out and bunt out, on 9 pitches . Harden was taken out with 2 outs in the fifth.
Rich Harden's line for the day: 4.2 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs, 1 earn, 2 walks and struck out 6. Rich Harden walk, scored a run and a sacrifice bunt. Harden's rehab start was a pretty good one, just with that 1 bad inning that they scored a run and had a lot of base runners
Aaron Miles went 0-5 with a fly out, strikeout with the bases loaded, strikeout with a man on second, strikeout, ground out, while playing third base. Miles is supposed to come off the DL on Wednesday. If Miles is going to play like this, he should stay in triple A. I would rather keep Fox, Blanco ans Scales in the big leagues.