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Aaron Harang
May 5: Harang picked up his third win of the season Monday against the Braves. He allowed a run on five hits while walking one and striking out two. Harang has faced the Braves twice this season and allowed just the one run in 14 innings. He will face the Mets at home in his next start.

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Apr 29: Harang surrendered five runs in six innings, giving up nine hits and one walk to go along with six strikeouts against the Cardinals on Wednesday. Harang ended a career-best run of eight consecutive quality starts dating back to last September. Despite Wednesday's poor outing, Harang still maintains a 2.51 ERA for the season. The right-hander's next scheduled start will be Monday at Atlanta.

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Apr 24: Harang tossed eight shutout innings, allowing two hits and one walk while striking out six, but came away with a no-decision in the Phillies' 1-0 win over Atlanta on Friday night. Harang has a pair of wins to go with a 1.37 ERA in four starts for Philadelphia this year in what has to be one of the biggest early surprises in 2015. He's going very well right now, but expecting these results over the course of a full season might be just a bit optimistic. Enjoy the ride right now.

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Apr 18: Harang picked up his second win of the season Saturday, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings, while striking out six. Other than a massive solo home run by Bryce Harper, Harang mostly kept the Nats' bats in check. Harang now has a very surprising 1.96 ERA, 0.982 WHIP and 15:5 K:BB through three starts and 18.1 innings.

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Apr 13: Harang struck out one and walked two while holding the Mets to one run on four hits over six innings in a losing effort Monday afternoon. Jacob deGrom was simply better than Harang on Monday, preventing the veteran right-hander from getting a win. Harang generated just seven swinging strikes over 97 pitches (63 strikes), while 14 of his 17 contact outs came via flyballs. With a two-start week on tap, Harang will take his next turn Saturday against the Nationals.

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Apr 9: Harang allowed two hits and one walk while striking out eight in 6.1 scoreless innings Wednesday in a win against the Red Sox. Harang told the Phillies' official site that fastball location and being able to throw his offspeed stuff for strikes early in the count played a big part in his succcess Wednesday. He'll face the Mets in his next start.

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Mar 29: Manager Ryne Sandberg said Harang will start the Phillies' second game of the regular season, the team's official site reports. Harang missed a couple starts with back tightness this spring, but he will be ready when the regular season begins. He'll face the Red Sox at home in his first start of the season.

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Mar 25: Harang pitched five innings against a Pirates Class A lineup on Tuesday, the Phillies' official site reports. Harang said afterward that his back, which has caused him to miss two starts this spring, felt good. He threw 74 pitches in the game and then seven more in the bullpen afterward. There were some fears he might not be ready for the regular season after missing two starts, but his pitch count is reaching a level where that is no longer a concern.

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Mar 20: Harang (back) allowed one run on two hits with one strikeout over three innings Thursday. Harang missed his last start with a sore back, but told the Phillies' official site that he has been feeling really good the past few days. He could make three more spring training starts before the regular season.

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Mar 16: Harang (back) threw a bullpen session Monday and said he expects to start Thursday, the Phillies' official site reports. Harang will face the Yankees on Thursday. He said he is confident he still has enough time to get ready for the regular season despite missing two starts already this spring due to back issues.

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Mar 15: Harang (back) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Harang is scheduled to pitch Thursday against the Yankees, assuming he has no issues after Monday's bullpen session. He was scratched from his last start with lower back discomfort.

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Mar 14: Manager Ryne Sandberg said he is not overly concerned about Harang's lastest back issue, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "It's a little muscular thing that he has," Sandberg said. Harang was scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League start Saturday because of lower back discomfort. He is considered day-to-day.

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Mar 13: Harang's back is bothering him, and he's expected to be scratched from Saturday's start against the Tigers, MLB.com reports. Harang pitched Monday and did not experience any issues, but this is now the second time he'll miss a start this spring due to back trouble. At this point, it doesn't look to be anything overly serious, but the situation is something to monitor throughout the month.

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Mar 9: Harang (back) pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut Monday. Harang was scratched from his start last week due to lower back tightness. He told CSN Philadelphia after his start that his back feels fine now.

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Mar 7: Harang (back) said he expects to make his scheduled start Monday, CSN Philadelphia reports. Harang threw a bullpen session Friday and said his back feels fine. He was scratched from his first start of the spring Wednesday because of a sore back.

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Mar 7: Harang (back) is tentatively scheduled to start Monday's spring training game against the Orioles, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Harang was scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League start last Wednesday with lower back pain. It appears to be a minor issue.

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Mar 3: Harang was scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League start Wednesday with lower back pain, the Phillies' official site reports. Harang visited a chiropractor for the issue. He said he could start on Monday if his back is feeling better by then. Kevin Slowey will start in Harang's place Wednesday.

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