PEORIA, Ariz. – Aaron Harang was hit hard Friday in the Dodgers’ 8-7, walk-off defeat to the San Diego Padres at the Peoria Sports Complex.
In the first game of the Dodgers’ split-squad, split-site, day-night doubleheader, Harang was charged with five runs (four earned), six hits and two walks in four innings.
“I felt when I got out of the stretch, I was rushing a little bit too much,” Harang said. “I wasn’t getting ahead and letting myself expand the strike zone. I was staying too much off the plate and having to work back over because I was falling behind in the count.”
In his next bullpen session, Harang said he would work on his timing when pitching out of the stretch.
Harang departed from the game with the Dodgers trailing, 5-1. He was replaced by Shawn Tolleson, who was struck in his throwing elbow by a comebacker by Padres reliever Anthony Bass.