The Texas Rangers will be without the services of All-Star pitcher Yu Darvish for at least four months, as the team announced that an MRI showed Darvish sprained the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Darvish was shut down in August last season because of right elbow inflammation, but was pitching well and…
Until Brett Gardner's seventh-inning single off Darvish, that headline was actually not hyperbole; it was fact. He had four career hits in 10 at-bats against Darvish, all home runs.
In today's day game between the Rangers and Tigers, Yu Darvish got creative with an 0-2 count and two outs against Torii Hunter. The Rangers pitcher didn't get strike three, but he caused Torii Hunter to get a "Program Not Responding" message in his head.
Yu Darvish was perfect through the seventh inning against the Red Sox last night until David Ortiz hit a routine pop-up into shallow right field. It fell between Alex Rios and Rougned Odor and was officially ruled an error, thus preserving a no-hitter. For two innings the baseball world sat on the precipice of a …
Yu Darvish's perfect game bid tonight against the Red Sox was spoiled by a seventh-inning blunder by his fielders that, in any other ballpark, would have been ruled a hit.
Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was asked about the newest Japanese import, and more specifically, the seven year, $155-million contract with the Yankees that blew Darvish's deal (under the old posting system) out of the water. Darvish made the mistake of being sarcastic. It didn't translate.
You might think this clip came straight out of a Gas-House Gorillas-Tea Totallers game, but it only looks like a cartoon. Yu Darvish so thoroughly confounded Trevor Plouffe with this lazy curveball that he began his swing on Thursday.
Yu Darvish had retired the first 17 batters he faced (that's like a 1-2-3 inning against non-Astros teams!). He got what he thought was strike three against Jonathan Villar to end the sixth, but home plate ump Ron Kulpa didn't see it that way.
In last night's 10-4 victory over the Tigers, Rangers starter Yu Darvish threw 130 pitches. In his previous start, Darvish threw 105 pitches. Six days before that, in a start against the Red Sox, he threw 127 pitches. Should we be freaking out about how many pitches Darvish is throwing?
Two takeaways: Yu Darvish is really good (notice that his release point is the same on every pitch), and hitting a baseball is really hard.
Japanese pitching phenom Yu Darvish nearly entered the record books tonight in Houston until Marwin Gonzalez singled up the middle with two outs in the ninth, ruining Darvish's attempt to complete a perfect game against the Astros.
Texas barbecued Baltimore last night 14-3, but it was Japanese pitching phenom Yu Darvish who appears to have smoked out the dugout with some nasty flatulence.
Signing an international star is an exciting time for a team, the players and fans. It's also a time to make a shitload of money. One Texas Rangers fan tried to do just that, even getting a hand from catcher Mike Napoli.
It's a lovely spring afternoon in April, and that means a full slate of MLB games. Yu Darvish has already thrown 27 fewer first inning pitches against the Twins than in his first start of the year. The Machine and his Angels are in the Bronx against the Yankees. Later today, the Rays play the Sox in Fenway, which…
What's his deal?
Texas Rangers hurler Yu Darvish made quite the spring training debut today against the San Diego Padres. (Of course, he cost the team more than $107 million, spent the last seven years pitching competitively in Japan, and these were the Padres, so you'd think he would do OK.) Still, thanks to some fresh PITCHf/x data…
Per tipster Greg McD, who watched today's installment of Intentional Talk on MLB Network, Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish arrived at Spring Traning donning a T-shirt that speaks to his will to survive. And weed.