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May 11, 2011

Rangers' Harrison takes postponement in stride

Matt Harrison wanted a chance to get back in the win column Wednesday, but he'll settle for feeling like he's back in a pitching groove.

Before rain washed out the Rangers game against Oakland, Harrison had pitched four innings and allowed just one hit. He walked two batters in the first inning and one in the third, but had more command than in his last three starts.

In those three outings, Harrison had pitched a total of 10 2/3 innings and allowed 14 runs.

"I think I threw my pitches pretty good today," Harrison said. "I felt like my mechanics were good and I was able to throw everything for strikes. I can keep working and carrying that over into the next start."

All Harrison could do in the bottom of the third inning was watch the offense send 13 batters to the plate and score seven runs for him. He also saw the clouds rolling in, but had no complaints about the run support that turned out to never statistically exist.

"I knew it was going to rain," he said. "I didn't know it would come that quick, because all of the sudden it downpoured. If we're swinging the bats I don't care. They can take as much time as they want to."

- Anthony Andro


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