Rich Harden Injury Watch...

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In case you haven't been keeping score, Rich "I'm made of glass" Harden made his fourth straight start since coming off the DL earlier this month. It's the first time he's made 4 starts in a row since the beginning of the 2006 season.

So...To what do we owe this pleasant surprise? I think it's the facial hair.

Let's take a look at the facts for this season:

Rich Harden, before facial hair: 2 starts, 1 trip to the DL
Rich Harden, after facial hair: 4 starts (3 of which went 6 innings or more), no trips to the DL (yet)

What have we learned here? I am a genius.

Greg Smith...Let this be a warning:

If you want to have a fruitful and injury-free season, you'd better start growing something on that chin. And lose the necklace, please...