Just when baseball’s deadline day looked to be a lot of hype with little payoff, we got an after-the-buzzer Rose-bomb:
Yu Darvish’s worst career start sure sounds like it’ll be his last-ever start in a Rangers uniform. Multiple reports have Texas, struggling since the All-Star break, ready, willing, and able to move Darvish to a contender by Monday’s trade deadline.
Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, one of the top names being thrown around before Monday’s trade deadline, pitched in what could have been his final start for Texas last night. Unfortunately, Darvish’s potential send-off—and a chance to convince good teams he’s worth a high price—ended up being his worst-ever career outing.
Rangers ace Yu Darvish is 30 years old, will be a free agent after this season, and is pitching at the high level he always does when healthy for a team that’s lost more than it’s won, all of which has made him a pretty obvious candidate to get moved before this month’s trade deadline. Now, according to ESPN’s Jerry…
Yu Darvish is in the process of serving up a plate of nice tasty meatballs for Blue Jays hitters to feast on. Troy Tulowitzki first took Darvish deep in the second inning for a pair of runs, after which the Rangers managed to claw one back to make it a one-run game. So Toronto responded by pinging three balls out of…
Yu Darvish hit his first career dinger tonight, sending a Tim Adelman pitch over the center field wall in the fifth inning. At the time of the homer, he had more stroked dongs than hits allowed, although the Reds put one on him shortly after.
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.