Harang sharp in Friday no-decision

Harang sharp in Friday no-decision

Harang sharp in Friday no-decision
LOS ANGELES -- Lost in Friday night's extra-inning loss was another solid performance by Aaron Harang, who was pleased with his start despite coming away with a no-decision.

The veteran said he thought the ball was coming out as well as it has all season at times during Friday's start against the D-backs.

"I felt good when I was out there," the Dodgers right-hander said. "It just seemed like they found hits where the guys weren't at.

"After the fifth, I would've liked to have stayed in the game longer, but just based on the situation right there, we've got to try and get some runs. I felt like I was making pitches when I needed to."

Harang gave up three runs off five hits through five innings. He struck out three batters and walked two.

He got the D-backs to ground into double plays in the first and second innings to escape further damage.

The first run came on a triple by Chris Johnson that should have been an easy flyout, but right fielder Andre Ethier lost it in the lights and Harang was charged with a run.

"We had that unfortunate one in the second inning," he said. "It's tough at night, especially early in the game. You can lose a ball real easy. I saw the ball go up and then I didn't see it after. It was a tough situation."

Harang is now 4-3 with a 3.88 ERA while throwing 60 1/3 innings in his last 10 starts.