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Harang Gets Call On Seven Days Rest

Aaron Harang on Tuesday makes his fifth career start on seven days rest.
Aaron Harang on Tuesday makes his fifth career start on seven days rest.

The Dodgers look to rebound from Monday night's loss and will send Aaron Harang to the mound on Tuesday in the second game of the series at Dodger Stadium.

With the acquisition of Joe Blanton, Harang was pushed back two days in the rotation. Harang is starting on seven days rest for the fifth time in his career, and for the first time since July 8, 2008.

Aaron Harang On Seven Days Rest
7/8/08 (loss)
4.1 5 6 6 7 6
7/15/05 (win)
7.0 3 1 1 1 7
7/4/04 6.0 5 1 1 1 4
8/20/02 (win)
5.0 5 2 2 2 2
Totals: 2-1, 4.03 ERA 22.1 18 10 10 11 19

Harang allowed seven runs in five innings last Monday against Arizona, including a grand slam and a three-run home run in the lost. Before that, he allowed seven earned runs in his previous four starts combined.

Outside of the All-Star break Harang's last start on extended rest came on June 19 in Oakland, when he had six days off before issuing a career-high eight walks.

Alex White gets the call for the Rockies, making his second start since returning from Triple A Colorado Springs. White picked up one of his two victories this season on June 3 against the Dodgers at Coors Field, allowing two runs in 6 2/3 innings. Yet in his start earlier this season at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers roughed him up for six runs in 4 1/3 innings on May 13.

White in 11 innings against the Dodgers this season has eight walks and just three strikeouts. In 46 innings against everyone else, White has 11 unintentional walks and 34 strikeouts. White's win on June 3 with five walks and two strikeouts was the third this season against the Dodgers by a starting pitcher with walks at least two and half times the amount of strikeouts. The others were Ryan Vogelsong (three walks, one strikeout on May 8) and Lucas Harrell (three walks, no strikeouts on May 25).

Starting Lineups

Mark Ellis gets the night off, with Luis Cruz shifting over to second base. It is the first start of the season at second base after 23 starts at shortstop and five starts at third base. This is the 29th start in 31 games since Cruz was promoted on July 2.

Jerry Sands, as expected, is on the bench.

RF Young (S)
LF Victorino (S)
SS Rutledge

3B Hairston
CF Fowler (S)
CF Kemp
LF Gonzalez (L)
RF Ethier (L)
3B Pacheco
SS Ramirez
C Hernandez
1B Loney (L)
1B Colvin (L)

2B Cruz
2B Herrera (S)
C Ellis
P White

P Harang

Game Time: 7:10 p.m.


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