Harrison weak, but forges ahead to next start

Harrison weak, but forges ahead to next start

BOSTON -- Matt Harrison was still physically "weak" on Thursday, but he plodded through his normal work routine one day after getting hit by a stomach virus in his start against the Red Sox. Harrison said he fully expects to make his next start on Monday against the Tigers.

Harrison felt sick during the day on Wednesday, but he came to the ballpark, got some medicine and felt good enough to make his start. He ended up going four-plus innings, allowing six runs on five hits and three walks. He gave up three home runs, including a grand slam to J.D. Drew.

"Late in the game, my legs got really weak," Harrison said. "I tried to keep us in the game, pitch some innings and save the bullpen. But in that fourth inning, I just ran out of energy."

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.