Harang v. Smoltz
It's kind of odd, but Pete Mackanin said after last night's game it was a big one for the Reds to win because they were facing John Smoltz today. Good point. But Aaron Harang is starting for Reds.
Smoltz: 9-5, 3.07 ERA, 105.2 IP, 108 hits, 22 BBs, 96 Ks
Harang: 10-2, 3.70 ERA, 133/2 IP, 123 hits, 37 BBs, 120 Ks
Smoltz is a probably a Hall of Famer -- 202 wins, 154 saves -- but Harang has been as good or better this year. And their numbers were similar last year.
Mackanin didn't mean what he said as a slight to Harang, but it explains why Harang doesn't get a lot of respect around the league.