What's more impressive for a pitcher? Three wins in a week or two in one day?
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Haren is the first pitcher in nearly 20 years to win three games in a week with two of them as a starter. The last to do so was Bob Walk for the Pittsburgh Pirates from May 31 to June 5, 1991.
“That’s a pretty good week,” Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said.
But it might not top the feat accomplished by left-hander Jerry Reuss, who won two games in one day against the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field.
On Aug. 18, 1982. Reuss threw the final four innings, giving up one hit and no runs, of a suspended game from the day before to get the win.
“We started the second game 20 minutes later, and he went five innings [allowing two runs and four hits] and got the win,” Angels Manager Mike Scioscia, the former Dodgers catcher, said of Reuss.
Photo: Los Angeles Angles starter Dan Haren (24) throws a 1-hit out shutout against the Cleveland Indians at Angel Stadium April 12, 2011. Credit: Kirby Lee / US Presswire